“It feels great – like so much has been lifted off my shoulders,” said Davon Grayson. “Now, I can just really put my all into my team and enjoy my last (high school) year.”
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver knew East Carolina was the right place for him.
“Honestly, it took a lot of prayer and a lot of talking to my family,” he said. “They put the choice in my hands. They told me that no matter what school I chose that they would stand behind me.”
“When I came out of church (on Sunday), it just hit me. I’m in love with the campus and love the coaching staff. They make me feel like I’m at home and I have a great opportunity there. I want to go to a place where I feel like I can leave my mark on that school forever and I just feel like it (East Carolina) is a place where I can do that.”
Grayson’s relationship with the coaching staff played a major role in his decision.
“I feel like I have built a relationship with every coach on the staff,” Grayson said.
The Kings Fork star already has impressed Pirates’ coaches on both sides of the ball .
“I’m going to start out at wide receiver, but once I get up there who knows,” he said. “They also like me at cornerback. Coaches on both sides of the ball have told me that I could have an impact for them my first year there – without a redshirt year. But if I do redshirt, I’m fine with that, too. Regardless, my work ethic will be through the roof.”
The difficult part came after he made his decision.
“The tough part was, I felt like as a young man, it was my duty to call the other (school’s) coaches and let them know I felt ECU was the best place for me,” he said.
With the decision made, Grayson his happy and is solid with his decision.
“For me, my commitment to ECU, the staff, and the program is 110 percent,” Grayson said. “I haven’t decided when I’m going to take my official visit, but I know I’m going to their very first game. I’m going to try to make it to all of their home games. My dad and I will be there for the first game wearing our ECU gear and we can’t wait.”