News:Quinshad Davis hauled in a freshman record 16 passes for 178 yards Thursday at Virginia.
Analysis: He failed to score, which was the only downer of this monster performance. With Erik Highsmith set to graduate, Quinshad Davis is the clear top receiver heading into 2013 in Chapel Hill. In a high octane offense, that's going to make him very valuable.
News:Quinshad Davis led the Tar Heels with seven catches and 104 yards Saturday against Georgia Tech, scoring once.
Analysis:Quinshad Davis has suffered through the usual freshman inconsistencies, but has posted a solid 36 catches, 463 yards and three scores to date. He's only going to get better.
News:Quinshad Davis caught two passes for seven yards Saturday at Duke.
Analysis:Quinshad Davis had a solid showing Weeks 4-6, but has just three grabs for 17 yards in the last two contests. Chalk it up to freshman inconsistencies, and a modestly struggling passing game.
News:Quinshad Davis caught a team-high five passes for 65 yards Saturday against Virginia Tech.
Analysis: Nothing jumps off the page statistically, but Quinshad Davis is becoming the top target in a spread offense. He's got an awfully bright future in Chapel Hill.
News:Quinshad Davis caught four passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns Saturday against Idaho.
Analysis: This breakout game has been weeks in the making. He'll be a risky start in ACC circles moving forward, but he'll also continue to improve. A game similar to this should happen at least once more this season.
News:Quinshad Davis caught five passes for 48 yards Saturday against East Carolina.
Analysis:Quinshad Davis has bettered his output weekly, and the freshman is gaining confidence. He's a great dynasty option, and a breakout performance could be on the horizon.
News:Quinshad Davis will make his second career start Saturday against East Carolina, according to the team's depth chart.
Analysis:Quinshad Davis started last week due to an injury to Jheranie Boyd. Boyd is back on the depth chart this week, but behind Davis. The freshman showed flashes last week, grabbing four passes for 41 yards, and you get the sense bigger games are ahead. No receiver has stepped up for this unit, and Davis may just be ready to do so.
News:Quinshad Davis caught a career-high four passes for 41 yards Saturday at Louisville.
Analysis:Quinshad Davis saw extra reps thanks to Jheranie Boyd's absence, and responded nicely. His role is likely to continue to grow, and should be monitored accordingly.
News:Quinshad Davis has made an immediate impression on his coaches and teammates after starting practice late while awaiting medical clearance, notes the News & Observer.
Analysis: "That's a tall, long athlete that can catch the football, runs routes well," said head coach Larry Fedora. Quinshad Davis is still running with the second unit, but given the Heels injuries at receiver, we expect him to see action against Elon next week. He's a tremendous dynasty league addition, and well worth monitoring as this season progresses.
News: Head coach Larry Fedora thinks Quinshad Davis should be cleared to practice Wednesday, according to the Raleigh News and Observer.
Analysis: Finally some good news for the 'Heels mash unit receiving corp. Quinshad Davis has a ways to go before he's game ready, but has impressed quarterback Bryn Renner with his work ethic. He's not a good bet for an instant impact, but should carve out a role in this spread offense as the season progresses.