High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Blue Ridge

Eye on POY: South Carolina football

November, 14, 2011
The window on the Gatorade State Football Player of the Year race is closing, and time is running out for student-athletes to state their POY case. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program's selection process.

quinshad davis
file photo/ESPNHSQuinshad Davis is a top candidate for Gatorade South Carolina Football Player of the Year
Quinshad Davis
Senior wide receiver, Gaffney (Gaffney, S.C.)

2011 Team record: 12-0
2011 Team standing: Will play in Class 4A-I quarterfinals vs. Dorman on Friday

2011 Catches-YDs (AVG.)-TDs: 86-1,644 (19.1)-22

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: No. 67 WR in the Class of 2012 as rated by ESPNU. 2010 First Team All-State selection. 2011 South Carolina Mr. Football finalist. 2011 Shrine Bowl selection.

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