Four-star WR Davis has no leader

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - According to four-star wide receiver Quinshad Davis of Gaffney (S.C.), he hasn't felt any pressure to excel at the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas this week. And he's pretty sure the other members of South Carolina's star-studded receiving unit feel the same way.
"We aren't trying to prove ourselves out here," Davis told on Friday. "We did that during the regular season. We're just coming out here and trying to enjoy ourselves playing with other great receivers."
That said, Davis is performing like a prospect with something to prove. Throughout the event, he has been among the most consistent athletes on hand.
"I'll tell you, I've practiced good every day this week," Davis said. "It's been pretty good out here. I like being around all these talented guys. I'm ready for this competition on Saturday."
Davis said the receivers, which include South Carolina Gamecock commits Kwinton Smith and Shaq Roland, have worked well together, and aren't trying to outdo the others.
"There's no competition," Davis said. "We're all cool. I just want to go out there and do my job. I'm just going out there to catch the ball."
On the recruiting front, the 6-feet-3, 180-pounder, who finished with 2,009 receiving yards in 2011, said things have "really started picking up."
Recently, Tennessee offered. Additionally, Alabama stopped by his school though he isn't sure at this point what the interest level is.
"I've got [an official visit] Jan. 20 to Tennessee and one Jan. 13 to Wake Forest," Davis said. "Right now, I don't have any others set, but I'm going to take all five"
Of the Vols, Davis said, "they'll be in the mix for sure."
He added that "nobody is in front right now."
Davis also claims offers from both Clemson and South Carolina, but he isn't sure whether either could take his commitment because of numbers, he said.
"They tell me they want me," Davis said. "If they really want me, they'd get me. I don't know where I stand with them. They say if the scholarship thing works out, they'll try to come at me."
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