Heels Land Ed Davis

A scant week after Wake Forest landed a big recruit, Roy Williams and UNC locked up a verbal commitment from Scout.com’s #2 high school senior, Ed Davis. Davis is out of Richmond, VA and is listed as a 6-8, 215 lb power forward. Davis’ final list included Virginia and UConn.

Obviously this is a huge catch during a recruiting cycle which had been viewed as somewhat disappointing by some and led to your garden variety message board panic in Tar Heel Nation. That being said, Davis and Larry Drew could be the only recruits during this cycle. According to Scout.com, UNC has only one scholarship offer out there and that to 6-11 power forward Tyler Zeller(#18 according to Scout.com) whose interest is listed as medium.

Then again, somewhere Roy is saying, “I told ya so.”

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6 Responses to Heels Land Ed Davis

  1. josh bowling says:

    Those sound like “solid” pics. Probably not as good as our last two years of recruits, but we will take them. We should be able to revamp in the 09 season heh? If not, for now, Roy has told me so too.

  2. Dan Schwind says:

    Ed Davis is a huge recruiting coup considering he’s ranked the second overall player in the class of 2008 by scout.com. And we’re still waiting to hear back from #15 Iman Shumpert and #18 Tyler Zeller.

  3. Wayne says:

    I think the article in the N&O said Ed Davis was “Ranked No. 2 in the nation among high school power forwards and in the top 10 overall by Scout.com, . . . ” not the second overall player in the class of 2008.

    Still, that’s pretty good stuff.

  4. Dan Schwind says:

    Hey, I’m going based on what I saw on scout.com.
    http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=9&c=4&pid=88&yr=2008

  5. Wayne says:

    Oh, my! I should have know better than to put my trust in the News & Disturber! Since both you & the N&D are citing scout.com, it’s not one of those questions as to which “guru” is more reliable. Dan, thanks for the info.

  6. Tar Heel Fan says:

    Yes, the Scout.com top 100 has him at #2. I think that Dave Telep has said because Davis had an injury he has been playing less in the summer leagues than others so his rating might actually slip. Remember that the final rankings will not be set in stone for probably another 10 months or so. The top 10 statement was probably meant to be a more certain one than calling him the #2 overall.

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