- Radi Nabulsi, Reporter, DawgNation
Last year the Bulldogs signed 19 players for the 2012 class. Now, with eight months to go until signing day for the 2013 class, Georgia has matched that total with the addition of wide receiver Reggie Davis (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln).
“Yeah, I just committed to Georgia,” Davis told DawgNation on Sunday night.
“I was talking with the coaches and they asked, ‘Do you like Georgia?’ I said yes, and that I would come in and work for a spot, too,” Davis said about his conversation with UGA wide receivers coach Tony Ball. “He said, ‘I like that you will come in and work for a spot and I don’t mind playing freshmen. I will make plays for you. Also you got your name on the map with special teams, so I will let you get back there on kick return and punt return.’ That was what I wanted to hear, so I committed.”
The Bulldogs, who remain on pace with Michigan with the most 2013 commits to date, have been after the four-star standout for quite some time.
“They were among the first five offers I had after my sophomore year, so they obviously have been recruiting me the hardest,” Davis said.
As a junior, Davis averaged nearly 14 yards per touch, racking up more than 600 yards as a running back and receiver. His addition to the class was welcomed by coach Mark Richt.
“Coach Richt screamed,” Davis said. “He said, ‘You made my whole weekend. Welcome to the family.’ ”
Davis is known for his speed and ranks as the No. 39 receiver in the country. He joins two other Georgia receiver commits, Kyrin Priester (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood) and Uriah LeMay (Matthews, N.C./Butler). LeMay committed to the Bulldogs on Friday.
On Monday, the Class of 2012 freshmen are scheduled to report to campus. With only 19 players signed in that class, the Georgia staff has been working to land a larger class for 2013.
“Everybody said to go where they are recruiting you the hardest,” Davis said. “My head coach said, ‘I think you will be successful anywhere you go since you have the one thing you can’t coach -- speed. So if you go there and work hard you will be able to play.’ My work ethic will make it at Georgia, too.”
Davis is the sixth out-of-state commitment for the Bulldogs and the fourth player from Florida to commit to Georgia.
“I think I am pretty solid since my head coach wants us to man up and stick to our commitments, to understand what commitment is and that when you commit you are supposed to be all in,” Davis said. “So I think I am pretty solid from now on."
Last year the Bulldogs signed 19 players for the 2012 class. Now, with eight months to go until signing day for the 2013 class, Georgia has matched that total with the addition of wide receiver Reggie Davis (Tallahassee, Fla.