Georgia TE/OL Fulfills a Dream

Chris Davis is a name that has recently rocketed up the recruiting charts in the state of Georgia due to his tenaciousness and mean streak on the football field. On Saturday afternoon the star from Jefferson took the next step in his football career and made a verbal commitment to the school of his choice. Chris will stay home and play for his lifelong favorite, the Georgia Bulldogs.

"I committed to Georgia today. You will just never find a better coach than Mark Richt. It's close to home and it's just awesome," Chris Davis said.

Chris let the UGA coaches know of his choice on a visit to Athens Saturday afternoon.

"I kind of hinted to one of the coaches that I wanted to speak one on one to Coach Richt. When I met up with Coach Richt I asked him if the opportunity was still on the table and he told me yes. After that I told him I would love nothing more than to play football for him. He was really happy. He stood up and said, ‘Well we can hug after something like that', and he hugged everyone of us in the room."

Davis excels at tight end on the high school level but many have him pegged for a move to offensive line when he gets to Athens. What has Georgia told him about their plans?

"They're going to give me a chance at tight end. They said I would be a good offensive lineman but that they would give me a chance to play tight end. They asked if I'd be open to playing tackle though if it helped the team and I told them I would."

As is the case with most prospects who tour the Athens campus, Chris came home raving about one facility in particular.

"We really just saw everything but I really like the dorms that we'll be staying in. It's not your typical tiny room dorm room. It's more like an apartment with 4 beds and 2 baths."

As well as being a heck of a talent on the gridiron, he also excels on the baseball field as a pitcher who can run it up there in the low 90's. Is there any chance that he could also play for Coach Perno's Diamond Dawgs once he arrives at the University?

"If they want me to, I'm going to try and play. Coach Richt said that as long as I contribute to the baseball team and keep my grades in order that he has no problem with me playing both."

Davis had this to say about the strength of his commitment.

"I'm a man of my word and if I say I'm going to go somewhere, I'll more than likely do that. I told them I will go and that's what I'll do. I will be a Dawg my entire life."

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