ATHENS, Ga. -- Tight end Jordan Davis (Thomson, Ga./Thomson) left Saturday's Mark Richt Camp with an offer from the Bulldogs. Richt extended the offer himself after Davis impressed the staff in the first half of the camp.
“They said they wanted to offer me earlier, but they wanted to offer me face to face,” Davis said. “Today we had one practice then went in and had lunch. We were warming up for the second practice when Coach Richt pulled me out of the crowd and offered me. He said they liked me and I could have success there. I was very excited to get it.”
The offer immediately moved Georgia up on the 6-foot-4, 225–pound tight end’s list.
“Georgia is in that top three along with South Carolina and Florida,” Davis said.
He expects to have a decision soon.
“I want my mom to come with me to see the top places I am the most interested in,” Davis said. “I want to bring her along. After that I should know where I want to go.”
Davis will visit each of the three schools in turn this summer. As for Florida, Davis said, “I like Coach [Derek] Lewis. He is a down-to-earth coach who knows what he is talking about.”
Davis said the quick offer from the Gamecocks helps their cause.
“What I like about South Carolina is that they show me a lot of respect. They keep in contact with me a lot and when they came to see me, they saw my film, too, and offered the next day.”
The Bulldogs were on Davis' mind early in his recruitment.
“That was one of the schools that I was looking at real early but then I started getting stuff from other schools and Georgia had not offered yet -- and I was looking for them,” Davis said. “So I had sort of changed my mind after a while.”
Thomson, Ga., is less than an hour’s ride from Athens, but that might not help Georgia.
“My mom will just travel to where I go to school,” Davis said. “I really don’t care about the distance.”
What will help the Bulldogs is that they signed one of Davis’ teammates in the 2012 class , defensive lineman John Atkins. Georgia is waiting for Atkins to get his qualifying test score so he can enroll with the rest of the Bulldogs’ 2012 class.
“I talked to him and he said he would be getting his test score back on June 25,” Davis said. “It helps Georgia since we played football and basketball together. And we ran track. I know him very well.”