Quinshad Davis visiting Wake Forest

Quinshad Davis had a superb senior season at Gaffney High School. He was named South Carolina's 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year and has set up an official visit to Wake Forest. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound receiver will make Winston-Salem the first destination of three planned official visits in January.


"What interests me about Wake Forest are their coaches," said Quinshad Davis. "They're real cool. I speak with Coach (Keith) Henry, my recruiter, all the time and also hear from Coach (Lonnie) Galloway. It's a tight-knit coaching staff that's been together awhile. I'll be up there on the 13th [of January] with my mom."

Davis, a two-time South Carolina AAAA All-State player, made 108 catches for 2,009 yards and 25 touchdowns on the 15 game season. He had more than 100 yards receiving in 12 of their games. Gaffney fell to Byrnes in the state championship game, but Davis turned in a startling performance with eight receptions for 184 yards and a touchdown.

"My speed got a little better," said Davis of his productive senior year. "My route running improved. I think I dropped maybe one ball all year. I think I do a pretty good job of going up for the ball vertically. Usually I go right into basketball after football season ends, but this year I'm playing in a couple of All-Star games."

Davis had one catch for 41 yards in the Shrine Bowl which was played in Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. He's also playing for the East team in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. After his participation in those contests, Davis will focus on which school he plans to sign with in February.

"I really want to go to the place I feel I'm most wanted," Davis said. "Redshirting my freshman year is really not something I want to do. I want to get on the field and contribute when I get there.

"Academics are important to me. I'm a real academic guy. I have a 4.1 GPA in honors classes. The school's atmosphere and surroundings are also something I'm going to consider."

After the Wake Forest visit on January 13th, Davis plans on visiting Tennessee on the 20th and Ole Miss on the 27th. He has offers from both big in-state schools, South Carolina and Clemson, and has made several unofficial visits to both universities.

Davis has accumulated more than 200 receptions in the last two seasons for 3,500 yards and 41 touchdowns at Gaffney High School, located 22 miles northeast of Spartanburg. He wore No. 14 for the Indians.

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