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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Davin Bellamy likes Tennessee's family

By Dave Hooker

Davin Bellamy's visit to Tennessee was all about family. That certainly helped the Volunteers.

"It was off the chain," the ESPN 300 prospect said. "I really enjoyed myself."

One of the highlights, Bellamy said, was playing football with first-year Tennessee head coach Butch Jones' children. That was just one example of the family atmosphere Bellamy felt in Knoxville.

"Coach Jones is doing a great job to make it a family-like feel," the four-star prospect from Chamblee (Ga.) High said.

If he didn't know so before, Bellamy now also realizes how important he would be to Tennessee's class. The Volunteers are searching for defensive ends to fill out their 2013 class. It's one of the top priorities. That message was fully conveyed.

"The coaching staff made it where they showed I'm really need it there," Bellamy said.

Bellamy also was able to see Tennessee's refurbished facilities up close. The Vols recently upgraded their indoor practice field and weight room.

"They put a lot of money in that facility," Bellamy said. "That was impressive. the facilities were unbelievable."

Bellamy said he will take an official visit to Georgia on Jan. 25 and NC State on the following weekend. He took his official visit to Florida State on Jan. 11.

Bellamy committed to the Seminoles in August. He has since explored other opportunities elsewhere.

"I would say that I'm still committed but I've got my options open," the 6-foot-5, 235-pound prospect said. "If I see a better opportunity present itself that would better my career as a player and a person, I would make that move. But for right now I'm still committed."