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Davis can't wait for next step

In a little over one month, Kedrick Davis will make the 140-mile trip from Charlotte to Chapel Hill to begin his college football career.

The three-star athlete said he can’t wait to be a part of the Tar Heels’ revamped offense, and his enthusiasm seemed genuine.

“I’m looking forward to the tempo-paced offense and working with [Wide Receivers] Coach [Gunter] Brewer,” Davis said. “He has a great resume, so I’m excited about that.”

Davis, a “Yes sir, No sir” type of kid, didn’t know what position he’ll be playing in the new, fast-paced offense, but he said the coaches might have a clearer idea.

“They’re thinking wide receiver, but it’s still up in the air,” he said.

The 5-10, 165-pounder said that he’s maintained a good relationship with the UNC staff.

“I talk to them about once every two weeks, and Coach Brewer is my main contact,” the Philip O. Berry Academy standout said. “I have a great relationship with him.”

He also said he’s eager to play in one of the nation’s top college football conferences.

“I’m really looking forward to playing in the ACC,” Davis said.

Davis said he plans to arrive in Chapel Hill on June 18, and he’s ready to get to work.

He said he hasn’t been doing workouts assigned from the UNC coaches yet.

“I don’t start until the fall, and I’ve been doing track,” Davis said.

Davis, who runs the 100- and 200-meter, as well as sprint relays, won the NCHSAA-2A state title in the 100 as a junior, but an injury prevented him from repeating.

“[Track] was good until a few weeks ago when I strained my hamstring,” Davis said.

The injury shouldn’t slow him in training for football, though, and he was already thinking about what number he’ll be wearing in Carolina Blue.

“I was looking, and I’ll probably choose between three and 19,” Davis said, adding that he wore number six in high school.

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