Players of the Week
After an impressive showing against Duke, freshman wide receiver Lavel Davis Jr. and senior linebacker Zane Zandier received honors from the ACC on Monday.
Davis Jr. earned both ACC Receiver of the Week and ACC Rookie of the Week accolades. The 6-foot-7 freshman hauled in four receptions for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He led the Cavaliers in both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns against Duke.
Asked during a media session Monday what makes Davis Jr. tough to cover, senior cornerback Nick Grant offered a perfect description of why the freshman presents a major matchup problem.
“Other than he’s 6’7”?” Grant asked with a smile.
Davis Jr. used his size well against Duke, and he’s used it well in practice. Coaches and defensive backs heap praise onto the newcomer.
“He makes circus catches all the time,” Grant said. “I mean if he’s in the back of the end zone, the ball is his. You might as well just count it to him. He jumps out the gym,…