New Offer, New Outlook

Jonathan Davis, the 4-star, #9 rated middle linebacker in the nation, added another offer this week. He says he nearly committed on the spot but is now "wide open."

Jonathan Davis, the 4-star, #9 rated middle linebacker in the nation, has had to take a step back in recruiting now that Georgia Tech offered him last week. What was his reaction to the offer? "I was shocked, and happy"

Many things have changed for Jonathan. He once said South Carolina stood out.

Currently? "After this week, I'm wide open."

Because of Tech offering? "Yes, sir."

Jonathan has been quoted in the past to Scout.com that if he could choose a position to play (whether offense or defense) he might choose running back. Now? "I have no preference, I just want to get on the field." Jonathan said Georgia Tech has told him he can play offense or defense so he won't have to worry about that.

Rumor had it Jonathan almost committed on the spot when Tech extended the offer last week. He confirmed that this was true by simply saying, "Yes, sir." So, is he still going to consider other schools (Jonathan has other offers from schools like Penn State, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Central Florida, Louisville, and more)?

"I am. My parents want to go on some other visits just to compare. We're just looking around and are not too sure yet. We have to sit down and re-evaluate."

Have any visits been scheduled yet?

"No, but I plan to do soon. I know next weekend Tech is playing Mississippi State. I'll most likely be there."

Jonathan says that academics will be the most important thing when it comes down to making a decision.

"I'll look at the graduation rate, how the school treats the players if they have an injury. Will they continue his scholarship until graduation? It's more about school than football. I want a place where I can go and grow as person, not just a football player. I'll probably decide whenever my family and I sit down and talk about it. We'll see which school will make me a better football player and student athlete."

Davis mentioned close location is good but that a highly rated academic school is the big priority. Wherever he ends up, his school of choice will be getting a gem of an athlete. The 5-8, 205 lb Tucker HS star racked up 105 rushing yards on just a few carries, boasting a 96 yard touchdown run in last night's 35-0 win over Lithonia. He also added 25 tackles on the defensive side of the ball.


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