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Commitment Analysis; RB/CB Javarius Davis
Offers: Arkansas, Clemson, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin Committed To: North Carolina What to Like Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White High School running back/cornerback Javarius Davis, 5-foot-10 and 180-poumds, is impressive on film on both offense and defense. He has very good speed and change of direction. Davis makes plays for huge gains on offense and as a return man where he has the ability to score anytime the ball is in his hands. He can run away from defenders and make people miss with his lateral movement. Davis has good balance, he runs with good body lean and at times runs with surprising power. He shows good ball skills at cornerback and as a receiver out of the backfield. On defense, Davis is a physical corner who doesn't back away from contact. He closes on the ball or ball carrier quickly and looks to be a sure tackler. Davis also competes for the ball and shows good leaping ability in going up and high pointing the ball when defending passes. He shows good eye control and field awareness in zone coverage. Development and Improvement The first question is where does Davis play in college. Doe he play running back or cornerback? He certainly shows the potential and athleticism to be able to play and be productive on either side of the ball. He will need to continue to work on the fundamentals of cornerback play but that is to be expected with his relative lack of experience. As a ball carrier he needs to focus on making sure he carries the ball in his outside arm. There are several clips in his highlight package where carries the ball in his inside arm. The question on defense is whether or not Davis can be reliable in man-to-man coverage play after play. He certainly looks to have the physical tools but there isn't a lot of tape of him in man coverage. Thoughts The Tar Heels have to feel good about getting the commitment from Davis who had recently picked up offers from Notre Dame and USC and wasn't planning to announce his decision on his future college home until late July for several reasons. First, it gives North Carolina a player who has the potential and ability to be a productive player on either side of the ball as well as threat in the return game. It also continues the Tar Heels recent run of success in north Florida and the talent rich Jacksonville, Florida area. I believe, because of his ability to close on the ball and because of his physicality and ability to play against the run or the pass on defense, Davis is best suited for cornerback once he arrives in Chapel Hill.
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