CHAPEL HILL — Drew Davis, the son of former North Carolina coach Butch Davis, has enrolled at UNC and will be a walk-on quarterback on the Tar Heels football team, a team spokesman said on Monday.
Davis, played quarterback at East Chapel Hill High, enrolled last week and began taking summer classes on Thursday. Just before the start of his senior season at East Chapel Hill, UNC fired Butch Davis amid a multi-faceted scandal involving impermissible benefits and academic fraud.
Butch Davis, who has maintained he had no knowledge of the improprieties that occurred during his tenure as the Tar Heels coach, has since become a consultant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Butch Davis said he supported his son’s decision.
"We're parents,” he told the AP. “As much as anything else, you want what's best for your child. This is what he wishes to do and we're going to support him.”
Tammy Davis, Drew’s mother and Butch’s wife, told the AP that Drew Davis was concerned with whether his parents would accept his desire to go to UNC.
“I think he was concerned about how we'd feel," Tammy Davis told the AP. “But we just kept reiterating that it was his decision.”