When Broad Run defensive back Chuck Davis initially donned the Spartans jersey as a freshman, he stood 5 foot 7 and weighed 125 pounds. The diminutive Davis earned a varsity roster spot in the fall of 2012, and late in the regular season he was thrust into the starting lineup after a concussion forced the starting safety to be sidelined.
Davis finished his freshman campaign with two interceptions and has since grown three inches and now weighs 170 pounds. And after a junior campaign in which he became known as one of the fiercest hitters in Northern Virginia, Davis has added Indiana, East Carolina and Charlotte offers to his first offer from North Carolina.
The No. 33 cornerback in the country according to ESPN, Davis visited Indiana a couple weeks ago and in a phone interview Wednesday said the Hoosiers have the edge over East Carolina, Charlotte and North Carolina.
“Their campus was crazy man, it was the best experience for me of all my visits and they showed me a lot of love,” Davis said. “They took me to the Kelley School of Business, which was really informational and I liked it a lot.”
Indiana offered the fleet-footed defensive back in March during a phone call with safeties coach Noah Joseph. Davis said he’s also received interest from Boston College, Ohio, Duke, Virginia and Alabama. But most coaches have told him that they want to see him play at 180 pounds before extending an offer.
He’s spent his spring lifting in the Spartans weight room with a new weight program implemented by Broad Run Coach Matt Griffis that is very similar to Virginia Tech’s. Outside of school, he’s training with Adam Wooten in Ashburn who has trained other Loudoun County football standouts including Briar Woods quarterback Trace McSorley and wide receiver Brandon Polk.
“He’s definitely helped me with my quick twitch muscles,” Davis said of Wooten. “I’ve always been a quick guy but he’s teaching me to be even faster when the ball is snapped.”
Davis plans to visit East Carolina this spring and wants to make a decision by August. This weekend he will participate in the Nike Training Football Combine at Centreville alongside many of the region’s best prospects.
“I just want to prove that I’m a lock down corner and that I can compete with the best,” Davis said.
NUMBER CRUNCH: 38
Number of years Riverdale Baptist baseball Coach Terry Terrill has been at the helm in Upper Marlboro. Terrill is one win away from 1,000 career wins. The Crusaders currently have an active streak of 20-plus wins dating back to 1986. They get their third shot at 1,000 on Friday against DeMatha.
– With 20 mph winds on a chilly night in Purcellville, Woodgrove softball handled the conditions to defeat rival Briar Woods twice in a doubleheader Wednesday.
– After being scratched from the lineup, No. 7 Battlefield’s Joe Williams came up big in the bottom of seventh with single and walk-off run for the Bobcats in a 4-3 win over rival Hylton.
– Broadneck girls’ lacrosse pulled off major upset, taking down defending WCAC champs Good Counsel 12-8 in Annapolis.
– Broad Run boys’ soccer toppled then No. 2 Tuscarora 3-0 with a senior-laden lineup to stay in the thick of the Conference 14 race. Check out the latest boys’ soccer Top 10 here.
– With Courtenay Kaplan protecting the net, Tuscarora girls’ soccer has yet to allow a goal this season outscoring opponents 24-0. Check out the latest girls’ soccer Top 10 here.
– South County boys’ lacrosse knocked off defending Virginia state champion Chantilly on Tuesday, announcing its presence as a true state title contender. Check out the latest boys’ lacrosse Top 10 here.
PHOTOS FROM LAST NIGHT:
Check out some photos from Woodgrove’s first win over rival Briar Woods in a Wednesday doubleheader.
VIDEO FROM YESTERDAY:
Sam Lynch and Sean O’Brien discuss how Landon has prepared them to play lacrosse at the next level.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Softball: No. 2 Lake Braddock at No. 3 South County, 6:30 p.m.
The Bruins and Stallions meet for the first time this season after having their March matchup postponed due to inclement weather. Both teams boasts extremely stingy defenses so expect a pitching duel in this Conference 7 rivalry game. Both squads are undefeated in the conference, but will meet again Tuesday.