As expected, one of the state’s most-heavily recruited prospects committed to Florida State on Saturday.
Davin Bellamy, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end from Chamblee High School, picked Florida State over Vanderbilt, among his 33 football scholarship offers, which also included UGA and Georgia Tech.
“I just felt like I had to make a decision to go with the school that would be better for my career and help my chances of going pro,” Bellamy told the AJC. “I thought Florida State could do that for me.”
UGA was thought to be a serious contender for the 4-star recruit but Bellamy said he hadn’t heard much from Bulldogs since Brookwood’s Shaun McGee committed to UGA last month. “Georgia was definitely among my favorites but they lost communications with me. A lot of people are telling me that Georgia will come back on me later in the year.”
What if Georgia comes back after him? “If they do, I’m 100-percent committed to Florida State.”
Despite Saturday’s decision, Bellamy said he plans to take all five official visits this season. FSU will be one, while the others will likely be UNC, Michigan State, Florida International and a school on the West coast.
“I will be visiting schools I wasn’t able to get to this summer because of distance,” Bellamy said. “I want to take all my visits because you only get to go through this one time. I will never be a 17-year-old recruit again.”
Bellamy said he hasn’t talked to FSU yet about taking all of his visits, but he expects them to be understanding. “They should be fine with it. I will let them know later on. I’m sure they understand that I’ll go through this only once.”
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