Crimson Wave’s Davis honors father, will take that dedication to Louisburg

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Petersburg standout Stanley Davis II has committed to play football at Louisburg College.

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His announcement came last Tuesday on Twitter, as he thanked his family, friends, and coaches. Davis played quarterback in high school, but will be making the switch to defensive back in college.

At, 6-1, 200-pounds, Davis was a dual threat last season. He recorded 900 passing yards, 700 rushing yards, and 22 total touchdowns, which got him selected to first team all conference and second team all region. He was the first quarterback from Petersburg to make first team all conference since 1991.
As Petersburg has produced several athletes in the past, Davis looks to join them, saying, “I will grind harder than ever to reach my dream and I know I’ll have my city behind my back every step of the way.”
Davis plays the game with heart, being motivated by the tragic death of his father.
“The passing of my father really took a toll on me,” he explained. “He was the first one that put the pig skin in my hand. By him being gone it really made me grind even harder and play with a chip on my shoulder.
“I wish he was here to see me excel and move on through life but God has a plan for everybody. He lives through me each and everyday. I know my hard work and dedication in this game I love will pay off one day and he’ll be with me every step of the way.”
Davis said that he chose Louisburg because the coaches treated him like family and were very open with him. He continued to say that it has been his dream since he was a kid to play Division 1 football, and that Louisburg is a great opportunity for him to get there.
Louisburg is a private, two-year college in North Carolina, and many of the players from here move on to a Division 1 school after the 2 seasons are over. Last season, the Hurricanes, coach by Trevor Highfield, finished with a perfect 9-0 record.
Two players from the Tri Cities area are on the current Louisburg roster — Christopher Thompson (Petersburg) and Ronnie Monroe (Hopewell).
With his extreme work ethic and motivation, as well as his talent and love for the game, Davis has a lot of potential to do big things in the future.