Davin Bellamy comfortable with decision


The decision is in, well, kind of.

Davin Bellamy (Chamblee, Ga./Chamblee) won't publicly announce his college choice until Saturday at high noon at his high school, but he does know where he is going.

Previously, the four-star defensive end prospect hinted that his recruitment process might not be over once his commitment is made August 11. He had said: "Anything can happen between now and February."

Well, that attitude has changed.

"I think it is definitely set that the school that I commit to this Saturday will definitely be the school that I am signing to," Bellamy said definitively. "I just think that the relationship that me and this coach have is top of the charts. So far it is the best one. Once I form a relationship with somebody, it is kind of hard to go back on my word."

Bellamy and his mother recently visited both of his finalists -- Florida State and Vanderbilt -- to get one final look. He's comfortable with it, now.

"Right now, I know my decision," said one of the nation's best prospects at his position. I talked with my family and we know what the best fit is for me so I am ready to make it.

"I left the coaches a message [Tuesday]."

At one point, Bellamy said, he knew his choice.

Declining to give any further explanation of where or with who, he said a meeting with one coaching staff sealed the deal.

"I don't want to give any hints, but it came down to me making a football decision or an academic decision that will help me out 40 years down the road with that type of degree," Bellamy said. "I made one of those decisions, just sitting down talking to those coaches about how they can use me and the level that they can get me to, sitting down in that coach's office, I knew that this is where I want to be."

It wasn't over for him then, though. He returned home with his mother with some discussion left on his agenda.

He invited his uncles over to offer their wisdom as well. They told Bellamy to embrace his moment.

"I had a couple of my uncles over and we really talked about it," said the 6-foot-5 end. "They basically told me to not shy away from a challenge. If you read between the lines, that kind of can tell you where I am going. But they told me don't back down from a challenge and that a lot of kids are not blessed with the opportunity that I have."