CCHS enjoys pair of football signings

Chilton County High School was the sight of a double dose of signings during National Signing Day on Feb. 1, as Kendall Davis and Damian Wilson made their college choices official.

Davis will play football at the University of North Alabama, while Wilson broke the suspense and chose Alabama State University.

“There’s a lot that goes into a decision,” Davis said. “It’s all about trying to figure out what’s real and what’s not.”

Davis has family connections to North Alabama, where his dad, James Davis, attended and played.

“It makes you feel real good to know that your son is going to play where you played 25-plus years ago,” James Davis said. “It wasn’t planned that way, but it’s special that he’ll be wearing the purple and gold.”

Davis excelled as a quarterback in the read-option offense during his time at Chilton County High School, which matches the style of offense that North Alabama likes to use.

“The coaches think I can play early and they’re going to let me play quarterback,” Kendall Davis said. “It just seemed like a great situation.”

He hopes to major in business and felt comfortable with the size of the campus and the interactive atmosphere.

According to Kendall Davis, those are aspects that stuck out to him during each of his visits to the university, and helped cement his choice.

Alabama State separated itself for Wilson, in part because of what the coaching staff did not say.

“They didn’t sell anything,” Wilson said. “They told me what they had to offer and were straight up front about everything. That meant a lot, because those are the people that I’m going to be around for the next four years.”

Wilson prides himself in his ability to pass protect and keep his quarterback’s jersey as clean as possible.

However, he understands that there is always room for improvement and looks to continue his focus on getting stronger and quicker off the ball to become the best player he be.

“I’m going to miss those Friday night lights, the pep rallies and everything that goes along with it,” Wilson said. “It’s time for the next chapter in my life, and to go from playing on Friday to Saturday.”

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