- Kipp Adams, Reporter, RecruitingNation
Before tearing his ACL late in the 2011 season, ESPN Watch List wide receiver Shaq Davidson (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) had 29 catches for 683 yards and eight touchdowns, as well as a 99-yard kickoff return against Byrnes. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound junior worked hard in the offseason and once again is making plays for the Indians.
“It feels great being back on the field, and I feel like I am 100 percent. I just need to get the injury out of my mind,” Davidson said.
In eight games this season, Davidson has 151 yards passing, 278 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground, 340 yards receiving and two touchdown catches, and five kickoff returns for 161 yards. Davidson has had back-to-back games with more than 100 yards rushing since being moved to quarterback, a position he had not played since junior varsity football as a freshman. Eight programs have offered so far, and Davidson has an early top five. He discussed each program briefly.
South Carolina: “I love the atmosphere down there and the coaching staff.”
UGA: “I love UGA, and I have loved them since A.J. Green was there.”
North Carolina: “I like Coach (Larry) Fedora and Coach (Gunter) Brewer. They look pretty good this year.”
Florida State: “I like Coach (Lawrence) Dawsey, the wide receivers’ coach for the Seminoles.”
Ohio State: “I liked Urban Meyer since he was at Florida. He is a great coach.”
Davidson said programs like Alabama, Michigan and Oregon could be the next to offer.