Mike Davis, ex-Florida RB commit, visiting UGA

Ex-Florida RB commit Mike Davis will visit UGA on Thursday (Photo by US Army All-America Bowl)

Ex-Florida RB commit Mike Davis will visit UGA on Thursday (Photo by US Army All-America Bowl)

Stephenson RB Mike Davis, who was offered by UGA within hours after de-committing from Florida last week, will make an unofficial visit with the Bulldogs on Thursday.

Davis will leave for an official visit to Florida State on Friday, and also has recruiting trips planned for Clemson and South Carolina in January.

The 5-foot-9, 200-pounder said he is also considering Tennessee and Miami, among others.

Davis has said the commitment of Keith Marshall, who is ranked as the No. 1 RB in the nation by Scout.com, will not affect his consideration of the Bulldogs.

UGA hopes to sign at least running backs this year, with Todd Gurley of Tarboro, N.C., and Davis as the primary targets. What’s the latest with Gurley? It looks like North Carolina is gaining some ground. Here’s an update from FayObserver.com’s Sammy Batten:

But Todd Gurley, who was ranked No. 1 in The Fayetteville Observer’s preseason list of the state’s top 50 college prospects, is still keeping most of his thoughts private. “Everybody is the same. Everybody is recruiting me hard,” he said Wednesday after running down his list of finalists – Clemson, Georgia, N.C. State and North Carolina.
Gurley has already taken officials visits to the first three and said he’s going to schedule a fourth and final trip to UNC in January before announcing a decision.
“I really haven’t been thinking that much about recruiting lately because we were in the state playoffs, and I came straight from that to the Shrine Bowl,” Gurley said. “Of course, once I got here everybody wanted to talk to me about it, especially my (Shrine Bowl) teammates. The Clemson guys, the N.C. State guys, the Carolina guys . they’re all trying to convince me to come with them.”

… Todd Gurley, who was ranked No. 1 in The Fayetteville Observer’s preseason list of the state’s top 50 college prospects, is still keeping most of his thoughts private. “Everybody is the same. Everybody is recruiting me hard,” he said Wednesday after running down his list of finalists – Clemson, Georgia, N.C. State and North Carolina. Gurley has already taken officials visits to the first three and said he’s going to schedule a fourth and final trip to UNC in January before announcing a decision.

“I really haven’t been thinking that much about recruiting lately because we were in the state playoffs, and I came straight from that to the Shrine Bowl [all-star game],” Gurley said. “Of course, once I got here everybody wanted to talk to me about it, especially my (Shrine Bowl) teammates. The Clemson guys, the N.C. State guys, the Carolina guys . they’re all trying to convince me to come with them.”

– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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[...] Ex-Florida RB commit Mike Davis will visit UGA on Thursday [...]

fan

December 15th, 2011
2:28 am

Indian Dawg

December 15th, 2011
2:36 am

Campus is so much more better looking during the warmer months, but regardless, you will love it here. Go Dawgs!

Bean Counter

December 15th, 2011
4:04 am

Would love to see him as a Dawg between the hedges. One of the hardest runners I have seen coming out of high school.

gomdawg

December 15th, 2011
5:05 am

Mike , as a Dawg Fan I would love to see you at Georgia, but you need to be 100 % committed to where ever you go , with that said GOOD LUCK WE NEED YOU.

tenn.DAWG

December 15th, 2011
6:33 am

Close to home,stable coaching staff,a program that really needs your service = NO BRAINER.
Good Luck

Ball brothers..................hmmmm

December 15th, 2011
7:20 am

Best thing out of Stephenson since………………………………..Well, ever!!!!!!!………………………… That’s saying alot.

GtDawg

December 15th, 2011
8:31 am

To many Good if not Great young RB’s on the same team cant be a good thing. Theres only 1 football. Crowell and Malcolme only Sophomores and Keith Marshall will get lots of carries. 2013 will bring in another quality back. I hope he go to a team that will be of best interest to him. Pack on 15-20 lbs and go to Gt.

GtDawg

December 15th, 2011
8:32 am

STAY IN STATE!!!!!

Dap01

December 15th, 2011
8:33 am

Mike is the type of player UGA needs. I love his running style.

Go Dawgs!

Blue

December 15th, 2011
8:43 am

“more better”???

Dostoveyskiy

December 15th, 2011
8:44 am

Gurley is the man. He’s getting all the attention at Shrine Bowl practices.

RedandBlackDawg

December 15th, 2011
8:58 am

He could fit in quite well at UGA. He has a lot of potential, but I am not so sure, he would like to share time with the other RB’s UGA already has. I hope I am wrong, but I think he wants to go to someplace where his star is shining the brightest so to speak. Not many teams can keep 4 or 5 players in one position and keep them happy. LSU’s running back by committee seems to work for them right now,but it is a hard juggling act. He would be a nice addition if UGA got him, because he is a Strong RB in the same mold as Malcome but we will just have to wait and see. If UGA starts running a lot more in the future, which I hope they do, he could see playing time then. I think UGA needs to be about 60/40 in plays called for the run and to do that successfully, you need a stable of RB’s to throw at the opponent and UGA is slowly building that. I think there is also a possibility that Malcome will transfer if he doesn’t get to start, so that might be the opening for him. If Malcome runs well in the upcoming bowl game, I am not sure it isn’t because he is using the game as a dress rehearsal for teams looking for a runner. I just don’t think Malcome will be happy sharing the duties he will have to share. Either way, I wish this young man success in the future. He is going to star for somebody.

tide roll

December 15th, 2011
9:37 am

What a running back! Davis could take UGA to places they’ve never been. Too bad Richt refused to give Coach Gartrell’s son the playing time he deserved. Too bad Booboo, as per usual, chose to mess with Kregg Lumpkin, a former Stephenson tailback who made the mistake of committing to Georgia. Only at UGA could you have a situation where the Head Coach at Stephenson’s Son (Gartrell) played at UGA, a similar type tailback from the same school (Stephenson/Lumpkin) played at UGA., and the assistant coach at Stephenson, who serves as the liasion between the athletes at Stephenson and the colleges recruiting them, started at Defensive back at UGA (Corey Johnson). And in spite of this and due, yet again, to the immature behavior of Richt and Bobo, who served to alienate those at Stephenson, Uga will fail to land the type of down hill power back every team in the country is interested in. This could only happen at UGA. 31 years and counting. Unbelievable.

oakwood dawg

December 15th, 2011
9:38 am

davis is playing games. mark my word i.e. he ends up at uf. would much rather have gurley but believe he goes to n.c. or clemson. it may be too late for us to make the top 10 in recruiting this year. oh well you can’t win them all.

M Dawg

December 15th, 2011
9:53 am

Michael Carvell

December 15th, 2011
9:54 am

@Tide Roll, TJ Gartrell is a good person but I’m not sure he was better than the talent that UGA had at WR while he was there. On Kregg Lumpkin: That’s a good topic for discussion, why he didn’t have a more productive UGA career. I know he was injured some. He did make it to the NFL, so the talent was always there … No, that’s not the same Corey Johnson that played for UGA.

M Dawg

December 15th, 2011
9:57 am

Sorry about that, I had to send a public link the first several links aren’t viewable by public, now check out the pics below…having these 4 guys in the same backfield would be awesome….

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=548071219910&l=d700febf1d

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=548195585680&l=2b26296c47

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=548053245930&l=4e74766ebe

Flo-Ri-Duh

December 15th, 2011
10:17 am

If Davis goes to UGA I will b surprised. He knows Marshall was UGA’s 1st choice and Crowell and Samuel will play next year as will Malcolme. To much depth there now. He will probably end up at Clemson where his daddy played.

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TampaDawg

December 15th, 2011
11:01 am

GtDawg

December 15th, 2011
8:31 am

To many Good if not Great young RB’s on the same team cant be a good thing. Theres only 1 football.
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I guess LSU used 3 or 4 footballs then?

G-Dawg

December 15th, 2011
11:08 am

Whats the difference between Davis and Gurley? And do you think their recruitment might affect that big back outta florida next year?

UGA Insiders

December 15th, 2011
11:08 am

If we get Davis/Gurley, Samuels will move back to LB. I don’t know if Thomas is coming back and IC is a question mark as well.

There is no better opportunity in the country other than the one at UGA for a top-notch high school RB….None. My guess is Davis will see this and commit today.

Park it yourself Metallica Breath

December 15th, 2011
11:13 am

Kregg Lumpkin tore his ACL in fall practice 2004, right before the season was going to start. He missed the entire season and his speed was never the same. I would classify that as more then injured some.

oldschooldog

December 15th, 2011
11:17 am

Lumpkin had a fine career at UGA; #s may not look overwhelming sandwiched between two of the best, Musa Smith and Knowshon Moreno. He also shared backfield with, at various times, Thomas Brown, Danny Ware and Moreno. All five did just fine for themselves, though, and Lump is revered as a great Dog!

tide roll

December 15th, 2011
11:24 am

Send Bobo to the Movies.

tide roll

December 15th, 2011
11:33 am

Hey Mike. Thanks for responding. Would you recheck that on Corey Johnson? He was a defensive back at UGA, and is now an assistant coach and helps manage recruiting at Stephenson, as they have so many prospects. Also, with UGA losing Dallas Lee, any chance they make a run at Davis’ teammate, Daveon Herring? Natural Runner/Hitter at Linebacker, and a current Vany commit.Would be a great pick up and might help with Mike Davis. Thanks

Augusta bred

December 15th, 2011
11:37 am

@UGAinsider… Yeah, we have to get one one of these backs here asap! Don’t forget about Tyren Jones! Samuels imo, is not a tailback. He is an upright style of runner who will continue to be injured if he stays there. IC is an unstable young man to me. I hope he stays and continue to grow in Athens but i just don’t know. Have you heard any news about any players from Burke Co.? I just don’t get why we haven’t recruited there this season! I really miss the 10@10!

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

December 15th, 2011
11:39 am

Tide Roll calling someone elses behavior immature…………..priceless. My lord, I haven’t laughed that hard since…….ever

Dog Warrior

December 15th, 2011
11:47 am

Look for Samuel to be moved to FB.

Ghost

December 15th, 2011
11:48 am

Tide roll, What a tool, Lumpkin was injuries kept Lumpkin from fulfilling his potential at UGA, But he’s still getting an NFL paycheck, so BObo really messed him up.

tide troll (aka tech fan)

December 15th, 2011
11:49 am

We know you are a tech fan. Give it a rest. How’s Tech’s recruiting going? Have fun in El Paso.

tide troll (aka tech fan)

December 15th, 2011
11:50 am

Why don’t black people smile in photos?

DAWG COLONEL

December 15th, 2011
11:51 am

Kregg Lumpkin’s ACL injury was what stopped him. He was a solid back but just never recovered to his Parade All American Billing. Brown, Ware and Lumpkin were all about the same and one just never took over. Then Moreno came in and that was that. It is refreshing to know that all 3 of them have had success after UGA.

Can NEVER have too much depth at RB. Stock the pantry and let them compete. Just look at what happened at SC this year. LSU would not have had that problem.

UGA Insider

December 15th, 2011
11:54 am

Augusta Bred,

I really don’t know much about recruiting. It changes everyday and everyone thinks something different. Plus these 17 years old kids change their minds every time a different coach is in their living room. I mainly focus on administrative items and items covering the team. Let me say this about the RB situation…I have seen downtown Athens ruin a many a athlete at UGA. Don’t be another to fall! That’s all I will say to that group.

Make Special Teams, Special

December 15th, 2011
11:55 am

I am excited about adding Christian LeMay in at QB some. Maybe, use him as soon as Murray starts loosing focus or showing frustration. Give Murray a few plays from the sideline to get refocused.

Sadly, I think Mason is going to transfer out. He might stay, if he has coaching aspirations. It worked for Mark Richt.

I sure wonder how our kicking coverage will be fixed. I love how good LSU’s coverage and return game is handled.

GO DAWGS!!!!

Make Special Teams, Special

December 15th, 2011
11:59 am

@Dog Warrior,

Samuel as FB would be awesome. He is big, strong, and fast. He is smart and can block like a mad man and hammer the defense. Plus, he can break a long run.

You are on to something. Someone should tell Bobo and young Mr. Samuel (who graduated! congrats Samuel!) Maybe, Samuel could show enough to get an NFL look at fullback.

THE TRUTH

December 15th, 2011
12:00 pm

Samuel will stay at RB no way they move him to FB with the freshman HICKS coming in! Why would they move him they still need depth.

Tampa Gator

December 15th, 2011
12:03 pm

You can have him.

Taco Meat

December 15th, 2011
12:05 pm

As a Georgia fan, I’d be surprised if he chooses the Dawgs. I think Gurley is more of a Georgia lean than Davis. I’d love to see him in red and black, but I think he follows in big bro’s footsteps at Clemson.

RRTDawgs

December 15th, 2011
12:07 pm

I saw we several big visits coming Mike Davis is big also just on 247 site Tyrek McCord visiting this weekend Yuri Wright will visit and Josh Harvey Clemons in Jan a lot going on final push before signing day .

BG

December 15th, 2011
12:08 pm

Stay home Mike! GO DAWGS!!!

McDawg

December 15th, 2011
12:09 pm

Lumpkin was hurt

Too Funny

December 15th, 2011
12:19 pm

Indian Dog way to represent and make the kid feel welcome. More better and if you read the article you’ll notice he already lives here! He was committed to UF and uncommitted and is checking out UGA. Thanks for the laugh!! Merry Christmas Everyone!!

DawginLex

December 15th, 2011
12:22 pm

Tampa Gator

December 15th, 2011
12:03 pm
You can have him.

**********

Sour grapes?

Couldn’t be that he was misled by the UF coaching staff and was blindsided by Weis leaving?

WMDawgs

December 15th, 2011
12:25 pm

The Corey Johnson that played for UGA is the Defensive Backs Coach at Jackson High School in Jackson, GA. He is not at Stephenson.

tide troll (aka tech fan)

December 15th, 2011
12:41 pm

Crowell is OUT. Seriously! Sign with us Mike!

tide troll (aka tech fan)

December 15th, 2011
12:41 pm

Crowell is OFF THE TEAM!!!

Raiderbeater

December 15th, 2011
12:42 pm

Gurley, Davis….you guys may wonder why it would be a good idea to go to a school with several young running backs. Ever heard of “Running Back U”? That is UGA, and it was given to them by people in the NFL. Crowell and Thomas are not built like Gurley/Davis they are different runners and can work well together. When you fight for playing time at a big time university you get attention and you get a fighting spirit. No knock on North Carolina or any other ACC school….but who are they? Who is going to push these players to be either the great player they can be or “the best option on the team available” (UNC, NCST, GT, FSU, etc).

RRTDawgs

December 15th, 2011
12:49 pm

Oakwooddog Mike Davis to Clemson is good possibility but your misinformed about Gurley he is an strong UGA lean and will between UGA and NC .