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Richt dials up decommitted Davis

In-state prospect says Marshall's commitment doesn't faze him, feels he can compete

Updated: December 7, 2011, 2:14 PM ET
By Kipp Adams | DawgNation
ATHENS, Ga. -- What a week for running back Mike Davis (Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson). The four-star prospect decommited from Florida and reopened his recruitment just days ago, and his phone has been blowing up ever since. Between getting calls during class and bombarded on various social networking platforms, Davis admits he still was surprised when he got word of who was on the other end of the line Tuesday morning.

It was none other than Georgia head coach Mark Richt. The Bulldogs had not been in contact with the former Gators commitment for some time, and they also were awaiting word on the decision of five-star tailback Keith Marshall (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook). Nonetheless, Davis was excited to hear what Richt had to say.

"Coach Richt told me he wanted to offer me a spot at Georgia, and that they needed more than one running back in this class," Davis said. Schools including Florida State, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee also have jumped into the mix, with Davis set to take official visits to Tallahassee on Dec. 16 and Columbia on Jan. 13. With the latest news of Georgia offering, Davis was quick to point out that the Bulldogs' timing could not be better.

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