Stan is at it again: Olson on Dudley’s David Amerson visiting Tar Heels this weekend

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Here’s what Stan “the Man” Olson is saying today about Dudley Panther football star David Amerson:

Tar Heels get chance with Amerson this weekend

Greensboro Dudley DB David Amerson, one of the most highly recruited players in North Carolina, has 18 offers but four favorites right now — he’s leaning toward Virginia Tech, Clemson, N.C. State and Notre Dame.

But this weekend, North Carolina’s Tar Heels will have a chance to push their way into that top group. Amerson is headed toward Chapel Hill for a visit, and is looking forward to it.

“I really want a chance to evaluate Carolina a little bit,” he said a few minutes ago. “They’ve been calling me a lot.”

Amerson said he is in no hurry to end the recruiting process, calling it a blessing. And his stock has risen dramatically; once projected as a safety because of his 6-foot-1 frame, he has shown the quickness and physicality needed to develop into a shutdown cornerback.

“Most teams like me at corner now,” he said. “My being physical and aggressive has helped.”

Amerson only started playing football last year, after Dudley football coach Steve Davis happened to see him dunking in the gym while wearing work boots. That first season brought 60 tackles and nine interceptions.

So what will the summer bring?

“I really want to visit a lot of schools I haven’t seen yet,” Amerson said. “I’d like to get out to LSU and maybe Texas Tech, to South Carolina and of course to Notre Dame. And to Kentucky and Louisville.

“I want to see what’s out there, go places I’ve never been.”

He’s familiar with North Carolina, but that doesn’t keep him from being intrigued. In a few days, the Tar Heels get their chance to climb onto his leader board.

– Stan Olson


  1. I am looking forward for the Amerson vs. Keenan Allen match-up in the fall.

  2. Glad to see Virginia Tech in the running for his talent… after all, they ARE back-to-back ACC Champions, and they are just going to get even better. I understand his desire to visit other schools and see the country, but if he wants a BCS-level program with a very stable coaching staff, family atmosphere, outstanding academics, the best fans in the nation, and a beautiful campus and town, VT is the place for him.

  3. David Amerson VS Keenan Allen will not be the only great matchup!
    I think the teams itself will be a very good matchup both teams have very good skill players, but with Dudley losing Ricky Lewis Jr while Northern Guilford still has Scarfone
    this game should go down to the wire

  4. Northern will get hammered by Dudley’s defense which seems to improve year after year; the Panther secondary is much improved so the Nighthawks better bring their A++ game. The offense reloads. Is the investigation over with??

    Oh yeah, the game is at Dudley.

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