Analysis: Davin Bellamy

Davin Bellamy committed to Florida State Saturday and the Seminoles now have 17 commitments in the class of 2013. Find out what they are getting in Bellamy here.

Davin Bellamy is an athlete who grew up thinking he was going to be a basketball recruit and that he would be playing in the NBA one day, but his focus shifted to football just about a year ago.

When he saw what he could do on the football field at 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, he knew that was where his future was.

Bellamy is still a very raw prospect on the football field, but his ceiling is so high. He is a big athlete that can run, he has the frame to add another 30-40 pounds, and he is only going to get better in the strength and technique categories.

The four-star defensive end out of Chamblee (Ga.) committed to the Florida State Seminoles over the Vanderbilt Commodores and the 'Noles are getting a good one.

As a junior Bellamy played tight end and defensive and and he could play either position on the next level. FSU is bringing Bellamy in to play on the defensive line and he will be productive there for Jimbo Fisher.

He has good lower-body strength, but still needs to build up his upper-body. He is a little lean up top and becoming stronger and a little more balanced in the strength category will help him against the run against the big offensive tackles he will be going up against.

He has very quick hands and strong hands. He is still learning how to use them when engaged with offensive linemen, but they are active, they are strong, and this could end up being one of his strong points down the road.

Changing direction is not a problem for Bellamy. He is a very fluid at his size, he sticks his foot in the ground and can re-direct without losing speed.

Athleticism is always going to be one of his strong points. He is a natural athlete, he really pursues the ball well, and he chases the ball down all over the field. He is athletic enough to drop into coverage, play in the flats, or line up in the two-point stance to rush the passer in third down situations.

His biggest area of improvement is playing against the run. Bellamy needs to play more with his head up, recognize where the ball is, and make more plays when the ball comes right at him. As he builds his strength and learns to play with better technique, this will improve.

Overall, Bellamy is a very good get for the Seminoles. There is no doubt that his best football is ahead of him and he is going to get a lot better. Right now, he makes plays all because of his combination of size and athleticism on the high school level, but once he settles in at defensive end, grows into his body more physically, and improves his technique, he has the potential to challenge for All-Conference honors.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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