By Owen Gotimer
Viva Loudoun College Editor
(March 4, 2014) – Stone Bridge High School senior Nate Davis has signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his football career at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.
“I chose UNCC mostly because of the coaching staff and how they expressed the most interest towards me,” said the 6-foot-3 Davis. “It feels good to know where I will be attending school and how I’m done with the recruiting process.”
In 2013, UNCC finished 5-6 under first-year head coach Brad Lambert. Lambert previously served as an assistant coach for Marshall, Georgia and Wake Forest.
“I do believe that I will bring a hard work ethic and will be a good teammates towards others,” said Davis who will play offensive guard for the 49ers.
Davis will make his way down to North Carolina this fall to join the nearly 22,000 UNCC students prepare for the first football game of the season as the Division I 49ers play their final season as an independent FCS school before rejoining Conference USA in 2015.
Like UNC Charlotte, Stone Bridge High School underwent a conference change in 2013. The Bulldogs now compete in Conference 14 of the VHSL 5A North region.
The Bulldogs had a chance to compete in the 5A North region quarterfinal on Nov. 22 where they dropped their final game of the season to the Broad Run Spartans wrapping up their season 9-3.
During the seniors’ tenure with Stone Bridge, the Bulldogs are 47-7 under head coach Mickey Thompson.
“It was honestly one of the greatest experiences of my life knowing that there was a coaching staff who cared about you not just on the field but off the field as well,” Davis said.
Born in Maine, Davis keeps moving further south to chase his football dreams.
“I play football because of the physicality of the sport and the friendships you gain from playing football.”
Owen Gotimer is a graduate of Heritage High School in Leesburg and is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Follow Owen on Twitter (@BigO_Gotimer) for up-to-date college signings and news. Contact us if you want Owen to do an article on the college commitment of your favorite local athlete or a story on a Loudoun County graduate playing in college!