The redshirt sophomore cornerback from Locust Grove has been awarded a scholarship after starting 10 games last season. He had 40 tackles with five pass breakups and an interception.
Davis seemed a likely choice for an open scholarship, but was reluctant to put it out there when asked about it Wednesday.
“I don’t really want to boast,” he said quietly while acknowledging he was given the scholarship. “It’s never been me.”
Richt no longer announces walk-ons givens scholarships because there are others worthy that may have been passed over.
Davis said getting a scholarship was never his goal, but it certainly helps with finances.
“I always felt like if I strive to be the best player that would be something beyond a scholarship,” he said. “That would be something like getting to the next level, performing on the next level. If a scholarship were to come with it, that’s just the perks.”
Davis has practiced with a cast on his left hand for a “little crack or fracture.” He says he’s still able to catch the ball and make plays while wearing the cast.
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The scrimmage Thursday will be more a competitive scrimmage like the first two than a “practice game scrimmage” like in most years in the past. That means there won’t be a scout team simulating Louisiana-Monroe. “There’s still more guys we’re trying to evaluate,” Richt said. “There’s a lot of competition going on even in the kicking teams. There’s just a lot of guys right on the bubble if we were to have a 70-man travel squad,” like the team will for Vanderbilt in week two.
Richt thinks wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Bryan McClendon will be on the press box level for the offense on game days.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey was in Athens on Wednesday, a stop on his tour of conference campuses.