Will UGA try to recruit the RB who some say is No. 1 in Georgia?
Stephenson High School’s Mike Davis abruptly de-committed to the Florida Gators on Sunday night – nearly a year after committing to the SEC school.
“Things happened; there was a misunderstanding with the Florida coaches,” Davis told the AJC. “I can’t comment on what went wrong. It just wasn’t meant to be. Some things happened, and I don’t want to comment on what happened.”
The 5-foot-9, 200-pound Davis seemed stoic when talking about the shocking development. “I’m not feeling any emotions about it. It’s over with [Florida].”
Davis, also said this on Twitter, which may or may not have to do with Florida:
“It’s funny when you look a coach in the eye [and] see right through the B.S. [they] be [feeding] you.”
What’s next for Davis? He said he is in the process of setting up official visits to Florida State, South Carolina, Alabama and Miami. He made a recruiting trip to Tennessee this weekend.
“It will all work itself out by signing day,” Davis said.
What about UGA? The Bulldogs are looking to sign at least two running backs, with the North Carolina duo of Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley as the top two targets. However, given UGA’s alarming problems at RB, it’s very possible that they will try to sign more than two.
Marshall, ranked as the No. 1 RB in the nation by Scout.com, will announce on Tuesday. UGA coach Mark Richt and assistant Bryan McClendon made an in-home visit to Marshall on Sunday night.
“Georgia has never let me know how they feel about me, so I don’t know how I would feel about Georgia,” Davis said. “It’s a good school. If they called, I would listen to what they had to say.”
Also don’t count out Georgia Tech, which showed heavy interest in Davis last spring.
Davis, the younger brother of former Clemson RB James Davis, rushed for 1,923 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior at Stephenson.
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