It’s raining wide receivers at UGA.
For the second time in three days, the Bulldogs landed a commitment from a 4-star wide receiver.
Reggie Davis, a 6-foot-1, 155-pound speedster from Tallahassee, Fla., committed to UGA over Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio State, among others.
“Coach [Mark Richt] screamed when I told him … He said I made his weekend,” Davis told the AJC.
“Georgia has been there ever since my sophomore year, and [UGA WR coach Tony Ball] said that he liked that I said I would come in, work hard and compete for a spot. He said ‘You know, I don’t mind playing freshmen.’ He said they could make plays around me, and I could do kickoff and punt returns after competing hard and working for it. That’s what I wanted to hear, so why not commit?”
Davis committed to UGA on Sunday, while Uriah LeMay pledged on Friday – giving the Bulldogs a total of four WR commitments for its 2013 recruiting class. Davis said he was unsure if UGA (which could sign as many as 30 in February) would try to sign any more at the position.
“Coach Ball said they were looking for 3-4 wide receivers because two are leaving this year, one may be leaving, and another one is going to defense,” Davis said. “I don’t know if this is it or not. I’m not the recruiting coach or head coach. I don’t have any worries about if they do get more, because there’s always going to be competition.”
The Florida Gators were the runner-up. “To be honest, Charlie Weis was the coach that offered me from Florida. When he left to go to Kansas, I think my Florida offer left with him. After that, the [Florida coaches] were like ‘Why don’t you come to camp and show the new coaches what you can do?’ But why would I do all of that when I still have a Georgia offer sitting here and they [Florida] have other coaches that know what I can do. Why should I have to go through that when I have a bunch of other schools lined up and waiting for me?
“I’m not trying to sound cocky or nothing, but I’m just saying … it’s my senior year, and I don’t want to have to be waiting for that last-minute call trying to pick up an offer. You know what I’m saying?”
What type of WR is Davis? “I think I will be a speedy wide receiver. I can be like a little DeSean Jackson at UGA. Coach [Ball] said I can be the guy who can stretch the defense with my speed.”
UGA now has 19 commitments for its 2013 recruiting class.
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