Washington (D.C.) Dunbar tight end Vernon Davis took a trip to Big Ten country this past weekend, but it looks more and more like the ACC is his destination.
"I liked Purdue, all the people and players there were really nice," said the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder. "But it's too far away. I know it's not like across the country or anything, but I just want to stay closer to home I think."
That means that Maryland and Virginia, his longtime co-leaders, have more of a grip on the talented tight end. However, Florida is still in the mix too.
"Maryland is up next on Dec. 20 and Virginia is Jan. 17," he said. "Florida will be Jan. 24 if I need to take that one. I'm not sure if I'll need it though."
Davis doesn't have a favorite between UVA and Maryland.
"I really like both of them," he said. "I like the coaching staff at UVA quite a bit and coach (Al) Groh inspires me. He was here for his in-home visit on Monday and I really like what he says. I also like coach (Ralph) Friedgen and Maryland is close to home and a great school. Right now I couldn't choose between the two."