- Kipp Adams, Reporter, RecruitingNation
As the Georgia Bulldogs await Friday’s decision of four star running back Todd Gurley (Tarboro, N.C./Tarboro), another tailback target will be taking his third official visit, this time to South Carolina. Four-star prospect Mike Davis (Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson) will be in Columbia this weekend, followed by planned trips to Georgia on Jan. 20 and Clemson on Jan. 27. Davis has set his decision date, and nothing has changed as far as his thoughts on where he intends to play at the next level.
“I am going to announce on signing day,” Davis said. “I still have a decision in mind.”
With his phone ringing so often lately he has lost count. Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, South Carolina and Tennessee are all still in the hunt according to Davis, who ran for 1921 yards and 21 touchdowns for the Jaguars this year. While he has seemingly chosen a school already, Davis is trying to pull back the curtain a little during his official visits to see how each set of potential teammates feel about what goes on behind the scenes.
“I just want to talk to the teammates, the players -- get a good feel for them, ask them questions on how it is, while the coaches are not around,” Davis said.
The in-state Bulldogs might be waiting on the announcement of another running back this week, but that has not slowed them down in their pursuit of Davis.
“UGA is pushing the hardest,” Davis said. “It doesn’t matter to me what Gurley does.”
Last week, Davis took part in the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, which featured several Georgia targets, as well as a highly rated commitment, John Theus.
“I had a great time out there,” Davis said. “It was a good learning experience for me.”
With several prospects in his final group already committed to programs, Davis heard recruiting pitches left and right.
“Everybody was trying to recruit me out there,” Davis said. “Travis Blanks was recruiting me to Clemson. D.J. Humphries and Dante Phillips were telling me I was going to come back to Florida. John Theus was and is always saying I need to come to UGA. Josh Harvey-Clemons was always telling me that I am going to UGA. He keeps saying it.”
Davis clarified that he was not hinting of the Lowndes’ linebacker’s future destination and feels it is just an attempt by Harvey-Clemons to guess where Davis winds up.
“I don’t know what he is going to do,” Davis said. “He was like, ‘Man, you are going to UGA.’ But I don’t think that has anything to do with his recruitment.”
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