Live Evaluation: 2013 DE Davin Bellamy

Davin Bellamy is a former basketball star that chose football as the sport he wanted to help him get to the next level. Scout saw him play recently and you can see what FSU commitment brings to the table here.

  • Prospect: Davin Bellamy
  • Hometown: Chamblee, Ga..
  • High School: Chamblee
  • Class: 2013
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Size: 6-5/225
  • Ranking on Scout: No. 22 SE | No. 233 Overall
  • Recruiting Notes: Committed to Florida State in August and is very strong to the Seminoles despite taking a couple unofficial visits to Georgia this fall.

    The game Scout watched Adams play in was Marist vs. Chamblee on Nov. 2.

    Scouting Report: Bellamy is a natural athlete and he is very athletic on the football field with the pads on. He is still raw after being a basketball first young man until this past year, but he has so much upside.

    Against Marist, he did a nice job playing the option, reading his keys, and not over-pursuing the ball carrier. He held his ground, he contained his edge, and when he was able to chase the ball carrier and be in attack mode, he made some plays.

    He has very good short-space quickness and he has good reaction. He can re-direct, he pursues the ball well, and when it is passing situations, he is at his best.

    There is still so much room for Bellamy to grow physically and develop on the football field. He is hovering around 225 pounds now, but he will be at 250-pounds before you know it when he gets to college. He has a very angular, good length, and a frame that will allow him to put on good weight without losing a step. As a football player, he needs to build up his strength, especially in the upper-body. He still has more of a basketball player's upper-body and as he gets bigger and stronger, he will get better against the run and disengaging with the offensive linemen.

    Overall, Bellamy is an athlete playing football right now, but that will change over time. He is aggressive, he has a good first off the ball, and he has a real burst to the ball. He has the length to get into passing lanes and will only get better as he develops more moves off the ball and improves his disengaging skills. His best football is ahead of him without question.

    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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