While at least two of his high school teammates will sign with UGA, Jarrad Davis will play college football at SEC rival Auburn.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker from Camden County High School committed to Auburn over a football scholarship offers from Tennessee and Duke on Saturday. He also had interest from Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.
“Today just felt like the right time to do it,” Davis told the AJC. “Last time I visited Auburn was a couple of week ago, and I almost committed then. Today, I felt like I needed to do it. It just felt right. I didn’t want to push the limit, so I decided to go ahead and do it.”
Two other rising seniors at Camden County, QB Brice Ramsey and WR-DB-RB JJ Green, have committed to UGA, while other one (OL JP Vonashek) may pledge to the Bulldogs any day. Davis had limited contact with UGA.
“The Georgia thing, it is what it is,” Davis said. “We’ll always talk and joke about it. They’ll say ‘You’ve got to come to UGA, you’ve got to come to UGA. That’s where you need to be.’
“But yeah, looking into it, they’ve recruited [three] linebackers that have committed. I really didn’t feel that bad about not getting an offer from them. It’s an in-state school. I would’ve loved to have gone there. But I’m really happy I’m going to Auburn right now more than anything.”
Davis, who has a 3.86 GPA, hasn’t ruled out checking out some other schools before signing day. “I might take some official visits in the fall to other schools just to see what they are like. But I’m not de-comitting from Auburn. I’m set in stone with Auburn.”
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