Derrick Davis left the North Carolina coaching staff impressed with his ability and talent at camp. Now, they will have a chance to work with his talent.
After being offered full-ride scholarships from Davidson, Duke, Harvard, NC A&T, and Yale Universities, Davis preferred to pay and walk his way into Chapel Hill to play football for the Tar Heels and coach Larry Fedora. He also received a walk on “offer” from NC State, but decided his best fit was in Chapel Hill at UNC.
“It feels great knowing that I’ll be a Tar Heel,” Davis told 247Sports.com’s Tom Loy. “It’s really a dream come true for me. I’ve been a Tar Heel fan since I was little and this is just an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.”
Davis is the third preferred walk-on that North Carolina has landed and it seems Fedora knows what he’s doing.
The 6’2″ and 275 defensive tackle from Lexington, North Carolina has size and has definitely shown his strength. His most valuable asset has to be his attack and guarding the line.
The young guard plans to make his trip to Chapel Hill next month to begin his collegiate football career. He has the full support of his family, who are in love with Chapel Hill and the campus.