UA All-American Davis Stops By UVa

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The University of Virginia is one of 21 scholarship offers The Villages Charter (The Villages, FL) linebacker Noor Davis has received. The Cavaliers certainly have company, as Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame and USC are among the other schools that have offered as well. Davis, who lived in the D.C. area for about 10 years before moving to the Sunshine State, made Charlottesville one of his college stops recently.

“We had Spring Break [the week of March 14-18], and he and his dad took off and saw five or six schools. UVa was one of them,” The Villages Charter head coach Richard Pettus said, referring to Davis.

Boston College, Florida, Harvard, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Purdue are other schools the talented junior has toured so far, but a decision isn’t likely to come soon. In fact, a decision may not come until after five official visits have been made. Davis, it appears, is very much in the evaluation stage.

“Everybody has a legit chance. I really do believe that,” said Pettus, who helped Davis send out highlight DVDs to over 100 schools. “This summer, I think he’ll give it a lot more thought. I think he’ll take official visits. I think he will narrow it down to the five official visits this summer.”

Davis carries a 4.3 GPA, so academics are obviously important. He is eyeing a major in the business arena, Pettus says.

“Noor takes great pride in his academics,” Pettus said. “He is one of those special guys who can do it in the classroom and on the field. He had a great junior year.”

At 6-4, 228 pounds, Davis finished 2010 with 97 tackles including 9.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. He added six pass break-ups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in what was his third season on the varsity level.

“Actually, he played a little as a freshman,” Pettus said. “He never played, JV-wise. He took a big leap and grew to 6-4, 228 pounds before this past season, and he just turned 16 two months ago. He probably should be a 10th grader. He’s still growing into his body. Noor is one of our leaders on defense.”

Most schools, including Virginia, are in pursuit of Davis as an outside linebacker, though defensive end could be a possibility depending on future physical growth. Regardless