June 17, 2012

Davis accomplishes goal

Thomson tight end Jordan Davis wasn't hurting for offers when he visited Georgia on Saturday for the Mark Richt Mini Camp.

He came into the visit with offers from SEC East contenders Florida and South Carolina with both schools having a history of putting tight ends in the NFL.

Instead of sitting at home, Davis made the short trip to Athens to compete and show Georgia coaches that he deserved an offer from the home state Bulldogs.

Mission accomplished.

"I got offered a scholarship by Coach Mark Richt," said Davis. "They came over at the end of the first part and pulled me out of the crowd and he offered me there. He told me they were impressed with what I had done and all."

Davis's teammate in 2011, defensive tackle John Atkins, inked with the Bulldogs in the class of 2012, and his home town of Thomson is just over an hour from Athens.

Needless to say, the playmaking tight end is familiar with what UGA has to offer.

"Oh yeah I know a lot about UGA," said Davis. "They are a great SEC team with a good coaching staff and some great players. I know what they are about."

Davis currently stands at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, and has the frame to put on more weight, but at the end of the day, it was his ability to separate and make tough catches that earned him an offer.

According to Davis, however, he would have liked to make more plays at the camp.

"I fell like I did well for the coaches and all," said Davis. "I would have liked to catch more balls and make more plays, but I feel like I did good with the chances that I had."

That attitude is one that has been instilled by playing in a highly successful program at Thomson and for a similarly successful coach in Milan Turner.

Davis feels both have prepared him to compete against the best competition that high school football has to offer.

"I feel like I can go out and compete against anyone," he said. "That is what I like to do, and I feel like I am prepared for it."

When it comes to his recruitment, Davis had three teams on top, but the question is whether or not UGA has crept into that top group with the offer on Saturday?

Davis says yes.

"My top three schools are South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia," said Davis. "That is a solid top three schools, and they are the ones that are up there for me."

As for making a decision and working through the recruiting process, Davis has a plan for that as well.

"Right now I play to talk to my mom about all of it," he said. "I am going to have her visit my top three schools with me, and we will figure it out after that."

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