Davin Bellamy: UGA among the finalists for Chamblee DE

UGA is a finalist for one of the state’s top college prospects at defensive end.

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Davin Bellamy, a 6-foot-5, 230-pounder from Chamblee High School, has set his announcement date for Aug. 1. He has three finalists:

“Florida State is the leader, Vanderbilt is right behind them and UGA is my third team,” Bellamy told the AJC on Monday night. “It kind of tough to pick between Florida State and Vanderbilt [as my leader]. I’m going to visit all three schools again before I pick and see where I’m at.”

Bellamy was blown away by a recent visit to FSU. “I like everything about it. It’s the scheme, how early I can play, and the area it’s in.”

Bellamy also noticed the ladies. “I mean, down there in Florida, it’s kind of a vacation town. Who wouldn’t want to live down there? When I visited the campus, it was filled with beautiful women, with some of the girls we don’t see up here in Atlanta. I was like ‘wow.”

DE Davin Bellamy

DE Davin Bellamy

What’s the attraction to Vanderbilt? “They recruited me the hardest  before my recruiting really picked up. I developed a good relationship with the coaches, including [James Franklin]. They’ve been treating me like a big-time prospect before I was one.”

Bellamy is one of the state’s most-heavily recruited players with 31 offers. His first offer was from Georgia Tech, and Bellamy nearly committed. Meanwhile, UGA was the first school to scout Bellamy in person last season. They didn’t offer early because he was told he was “too weak” – which ironically Bellamy credits as a positive, motivating him to dedicate himself to football.

Bellamy spent a lot of time with UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham on a recent visit.

“It’s Georgia,” Bellamy exclaimed. “I wouldn’t mind staying close to home, and play in the state.”

“The only thing that hurts Georgia is that they weren’t recruiting me this hard all the way. If they had been recruiting me since Day One like they are now, I think Georgia would be the No. 1 school instead of Florida State.”

Why did Bellamy pick Aug. 1 as his special day? “I talked it over with my coach and my mother. That’s before we start practicing in pads. I wanted to have a little security going into the season in case I get hurt, so I’m going to go ahead and pick a team.”

RELATED: Bree Horrocks, a 6-4 rising junior from Buford High School, has committed to Purdue, according to Rivals. Horrocks plays for the successful girls basketball team at Buford.

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342 comments Add your comment

BWinKennesaw

June 26th, 2012
3:04 am

1st – don’t blame UGA for telling you to get strong. PS. You’ve never seen ladies like you will at UGA on game day

Dawg Fan

June 26th, 2012
3:14 am

Hey Davin

UGA has tons a good looking ladies too!!!

Sorry I’m so late in your recruitment, but please consider yourself a top priority for this Dawg Fan. LOL

Seriously I hope to see you playing in the SEC (Best conference by far) and wearing the Red & Black between the hedges next year.

I suspect CTG has some big plans for you and definitely knows how to prepare you for the next level once your college career comes to an end.

Score Check

June 26th, 2012
3:44 am

Just remember CMR cares about his players and would never stoop to the tactics of some of the other coaches out there.

i.e.
Coach Sick Satan = SCUM
Coach Sick Satan = SCUM
Coach Sick Satan = SCUM

Tweak your knee and he leaves you twisting in the wind.

Mountain Dawg

June 26th, 2012
3:57 am

Just another puffed up, full-of-himself, brat.

Crimson Crush

June 26th, 2012
4:27 am

LOL … typical AJC spew . One person so mad about Saban that they HAVE to mention him regardless a complete lack of context … another so mad UGA is playing a distant second fiddle to yet another Georgia athlete that he pulls one of the multitude of Dawg excuses out of the “we didn’t want him anyway” grab bag . All in the very first comments :-)

Columbus

June 26th, 2012
4:52 am

Go to UGA and FORGET ALL the girls. There are beautiful girls on every campus. Too MANY are a SERIOUS distraction and whats more important? Your career and education or your johnson? Do the right thing and the right thing and place for you is UGA and the SEC. For your career and life AFTER football and I mean MORE than just a diploma brother! The SMART MOVE is UGA. NO QUESTION.

SEC. GRANTHAM. RICHT. SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOTS THE NEXT 5 YEARS. UGA IS WHERE ITS AT THE NEXT 5 YEARS. PLUS ITS YOUR HOME STATE BELLAMY. OR GO FSU AND BE A “WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN”. FSU IS TROUBLE WITH A CAPITAL T AND DONT YOU WANT YOUR FAMILY AT EVERY GAME?

7576DAWG

June 26th, 2012
5:07 am

Everybody else was telling him what he wanted to hear and Georgia was telling him what he needed to do in order to be able to compete at the SEC level. He put the work in and got an offer from Georgia and then he wants to criticize Grantham and Georgia for being honest and talking to him like a man. If Bellamy doesn’t come to Georgia because of that he doesn’t want to hear my next comment. I just wish I could tell him in person. Sorry for the attitude but it really get’s old how immature and conceded a lot of these recruits sound.
If he decides to go to Georgia because they are the only ones that treated him like a man then welcome. But don’t give us a bunch of BS that Florida State has great looking girls. All Southern schools have great looking girls. You haven’t spent enough time at the bigger Colleges or you would know that. Florida State student population are made up of 55% girls while Georgia’s percent is 59% girls. Enough to go around at both Colleges.

Poopdawg

June 26th, 2012
5:26 am

Davin, don’t forget about Vandys coaches wives. I hear Franklins next hire will be a knockout . Good luck Davin.

Nick Satan

June 26th, 2012
5:47 am

He has a bad attitude. Will never make it under Mark. I’ll take him until I find a better player.

Mountain Dawg

June 26th, 2012
5:49 am

Get lost, Crimson Crud. You’ve already been paid for the pizza.

Destin Dawg

June 26th, 2012
5:52 am

plenty of chicks in Athens !! Parade magazine says ” UGA #2 large State University education, plus Big Time sports ” in a great college town… Athens, Ga. Go Dawgs !!

independent

June 26th, 2012
5:55 am

Man Up Davin !!! UGA will make you a better player and a better person under Richt and Grantham !!

Destin Dawg

June 26th, 2012
5:57 am

lots of kids getting in trouble at FSU lately.. too much party??

Dawg Bounty Hunter

June 26th, 2012
5:59 am

kids that stay in State.. close to support groups.. friends and family.. do better in school and life after sports !!!

tenn.DAWG

June 26th, 2012
6:00 am

Hmmmmm, better college town Athens or Tallahassee,no competition there.

Dawgs2012

June 26th, 2012
6:15 am

In a recent article after the FSU visit, he said that he prefers the 4-3 and that he wants to play DE(UGA is recruiting him as an OLB). FWIW

bitter "spoiled recruit"

June 26th, 2012
6:22 am

HINCE THE NAME——————————–BITTER—SPOILED—RECRUIT——NEXT CRAVELL

BS Patrol

June 26th, 2012
6:25 am

Athens is like Auburn without the…..without the….never mind. There are lots of women though. You can see them grazing on the sideline any home game.

bitter "spoiled recruit"

June 26th, 2012
6:29 am

1000′S of HR’S working out in collage—-during your off time , its nice to visit family

half the kids that leave this state end up coming back to georgia via transfers or if injuried like

jarvis jones they are thrown to the wolfs—lame kiffin toosed jones out the door at USC

IT all seems like giltter and gold until you tweek a knee, then pack your bags time

read JARVIS JONES ARTICAL—HE STATES HE SHOULD HAVE NEVER LEFT GEORGIA!!!

UGA OR TECH WILL ALOW YOU FAMILY AND FRIENDS—–WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH

Beast from the East

June 26th, 2012
6:52 am

Tallahassee or Athens? That’s like deciding to live in North Korea or Red China to us Gators…LOL!
Go to Vandy and get a top notch education.

Paddy

June 26th, 2012
6:57 am

Many of you make good points about the advatage of playing in-state. In life, you shoud be aware of all your options after you graduate. Good luck, Davin wherever you go!

Boll Weevil

June 26th, 2012
7:01 am

Now remember Caravell – be sure and tweet this article out 50 different times to maximize your page hits. That must be the reason you still have a job, because it sure ain’t because of the garbage you write.

RedandBlackDAWG

June 26th, 2012
7:10 am

I don’t know how hard UGA was actually recruiting him, since he will be a project at most likely LB, unless he puts on some serious weight and muscle. He is a tall kid, but at 230 pounds, he better start eating his Wheaties. I don’t know what plans FSU has for him, but if they have him playing early, I would be curious to find out where they have him playing. I wish the young man luck but I think he needs to think about his future a little bit, and if his top reason for going to college, is because of all the women, I see some problems down the road in the future, unless his attitude matures a bit. He might want to think about studying a little bit along with all the dates he wants to line up.

GAborn75

June 26th, 2012
7:10 am

Coming from someone born and raised in Atl is always nice to see kids from the city move on and play for home team colleges. However, this whole recruiting process is what it is “recruiting”. From what i’ve been told this kid was offered by Tech early and as the big dogs jumped in they jumped out. Also UGA was offer number 25 for the kid after him not hearing anything from them for 2 months. The kid had “0″ offers on March 4!!! So if a kid has built a relationship with coaches that have been there for him throughout the entire process i’m all for him leaving. I for one had an opportunity to watch the young man play a football and basketball game this past season. If a school is located an hour away and didn’t feel the need to make this kid a priority they probably had other options at the time. I’m guessing he’ll go with his other options at this time. The kid is an ELITE athlete with tremendous upsize for his size. Best of luck to the young man!!!

Dawg

June 26th, 2012
7:24 am

Vandy will give you a good education, but you will play in front of the smallest crowds in the southeast (other than Tech). FSU is not the ACC.

If you want to play with the BEST conference, if you want to play in front of 90K+ people each week, if you want to play on TV each week, if you want to be a home town hero, …..

play for UGA. Grantham will get you to the next level quicker than anyone else.

If an ugly girl asked you out first would you marry her just because she was the first to ask..?

jeffrey d

June 26th, 2012
7:28 am

One person so mad about Saban that they HAVE to mention him regardless a complete lack of context

Good thing Alabama fans don’t always chime in on here about Alabama when it has nothing to do with the context.

Oh wait….

bad brad

June 26th, 2012
7:31 am

@ Beast, If he thinks Tallahassee is like a vacation town, he ain’t smart enough to make it at Vandy.

jackyldo

June 26th, 2012
7:33 am

It’s kind of a vacation town ??
that’s your #1 criteria … at 6 5 230 playing DE in D1, you’ll be enjoying your vacation on the sidelines most of 4 years.

How about I can get the best education I can get and have something to fall back on for security for the rest of my life. ..

Vacation town, pretty women and their football scheme.. 3 reasons to say good luck Seminoles.

Whiskey Breath

June 26th, 2012
7:46 am

CMR doesn’t care about the players, he cares about his tan, his Hollywood Glasses and how he looks on TV. I will bet you he can’t remember the names of the players on his team.

Destin Dawg

June 26th, 2012
7:50 am

Be an In State hero.. go to school and play close to home where your family and friends are… Tallahasee and Nashville.. long drive.. strange folks.. Be A DAWG !!

Jackson

June 26th, 2012
7:55 am

Kid sounds immature and not ready to go off to college. If he picks a school based on ladies, he won’t last long anywhere he goes. We don’t need another problem child in Athens.

Silas Marner

June 26th, 2012
8:04 am

You’ve never seen ladies like you will at UGA on game day.

Right. Most of them will be out grazing in the south forty. ;-)

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

June 26th, 2012
8:08 am

Just shows where your recruiting has gone in a hurry! Your B list already and it’s just June.

Get some material destin puppy….columbus…the dreamer

note…both UGA and Bama are back in the picture for Carl Lawson. Both passed on him early in this process but he has been working under and ex 10rc vol Con Ritzxmen(sp) and the results have been seen. For Bama Coach Lance Thompson was his father’s position coach in college so Lance has meet with his Father and is trying to get Bama back in the race. Auburn is still the leader but this isn’t over for Lawson.

B-list in June…..you Georgieee fans need to get talking …did you know Parada magazine says…1980

Whiskey Breath

June 26th, 2012
8:21 am

Do you guys realize Aaron Murray has never beaten a ranked team? When was the last time Richt has beaten somebody he shouldn’t? It has to be several years. Funny how the guy never talks about the last game. However, he sure shines that SEC East trophy. I think I am going to start using the Richt
approach in my business. Take credit for the wins and never discuss the loses.

69 Mark Richt signed scholarship recruits, 4 walk-ons, 1 transfer-in for 74 total 2012 of allotted 85 all we have 14-game SEC season

June 26th, 2012
8:26 am

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Again, we hear a recruit in-state tell us this about Rodney Garner :

“Georgia wasn’t recruiting me this hard all the way. If they had been recruiting me since Day One like they are now, I think Georgia would be the No. 1 school instead of Florida State.”

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Baloneyismyfirstname!

June 26th, 2012
8:28 am

All you experts giving life advice to the kid must be chilling at your vacation homes today

Troup Co. Dawg

June 26th, 2012
8:36 am

Be a Dawg and come play with an All-American Defense with players like Mustafaa, Foster, Matthews, O’neal, etc! Georgia boys run this state!

Ole Big Dawg

June 26th, 2012
8:38 am

Be a Dawg..be true to your heart…your state represent. Play well for the Dawgs you are set….fsu…just another florida school that is in the acc…nothiing to special about that place

chilidawg

June 26th, 2012
8:39 am

x2, Mountain Dawg.

Ole Big Dawg

June 26th, 2012
8:39 am

the co eds look better in Athens than tally as well…hands down

The Vandy Man Can

June 26th, 2012
8:39 am

James Franklin told this kid that the coaches wives are good lookin. UGA is a cesspool.

69 Mark Richt signed scholarship recruits, 4 walk-ons, 1 transfer-in for 74 total 2012 of allotted 85 all we have 14-game SEC season

June 26th, 2012
8:40 am

SEC coaches who have coached at their school longer than Mark Richt ?

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25 years Virginia Tech Frank Beamer
14 years Texas Mack Brown
13 years Iowa Kirk Ferentz
13 years Oklahoma Bob Stoops
12 years Gary TCU Patterson

5 coaches who have coached longer at their school than Mark Richt.

Let’s figure out who has coached at their school at least as long as Mark Richt here and is better ?

Limit the discussion to just those coaches who have coached as long at their school as Mark Richt has here and start from there as to who is the best coach.

Mark Richt is at least # 6 of coaches who’ve coached as long at their current school, are still active coaches at that school and have the best winning percentage.

Jeez Louise.

cdpridg

June 26th, 2012
8:41 am

like Destin Dawg said…folks in those parts are strange…nothing is better than Athens and the Georgia Bulldogs….GATA!!

RxDawg

June 26th, 2012
8:42 am

“and whats more important? Your career and education or your johnson? ”

Are really going to ask an 18yo boy that? lol

DIT

June 26th, 2012
8:44 am

This kids FSU all the way. What cracks me up is that a good many of these kids will only go to a school if they all suck up to them and tell them all the lies they want to hear just to find out that they are not on that pedestal once they get on that practice field.
I’m sure this kid is a good football player, but man the egos now a day on these 17 year kids is unbelievable. Of course it’s not all their fault. Coaches keep pumping those egos. Just saying!

69 Mark Richt signed scholarship recruits, 4 walk-ons, 1 transfer-in for 74 total 2012 of allotted 85 all we have 14-game SEC season

June 26th, 2012
8:44 am

A defensive player would have to weigh that UGA loses their entire defense after 2012, and while some might say opportunity to start earlier, the facts are the defense cannot be as good 2012 facing Alabama at home for us losing the entire defense.

Konehead

June 26th, 2012
8:45 am

WOW… Is he really comparing girls in Tallahasee to girls in ATL??? Young man is clueless….Lol. There is no contest…ATL hands down!!!

RxDawg

June 26th, 2012
8:45 am

Some you guys are giving him a hard time for not being a Dawg. For all you know our coaches aren’t exactly putting all their own efforts into him. It could be mutual. I know I haven’t really heard much about him. It sounds like he worked hard and earned some scholys. Good for him. Now head on down to FSU and chase some tail young man.

tom

June 26th, 2012
8:46 am

you’re too weak for uga. we need thugs who can crack a skull

A person SMART enough to know......

June 26th, 2012
8:53 am

FSU ranking/grade on Diversity:
B…..Diversity
Facts & Statistics
African American 11%
Asian American 3%
Hispanic 12%
International 1%
Native American 1%
White 71%

Florida A&M is just blocks away as well. Plenty of Hot Black Chicks very close.

UGa ranking/grade on Diversity:
C+………..Diversity
Facts & Statistics
African American 7%
Asian American 7%
Hispanic 2%
International 1%
Native American 0%
White 81%
Read more: http://collegeprowler.com/university-of-georgia/diversity/facts/#ixzz1yu44iPc1

Now you UGa fans UNDERSTAND Why he mentioned Pretty Girls? maybe he doesn’t want to date Fake Blonde White Chicks at UGa.