Jeremy Pruitt talked up redshirt sophomore Davin Bellamy as possibly the best outside linebacker in the unit earlier this week. On Wednesday, Bellamy deferred that distinction to his position mate Leonard Floyd. In fact, he called him “the LeBron James of defense.”
Along with Floyd, senior Jordan Jenkins and sophomore Lorenzo Carter, the 6-foot-5, 241-pound Bellamy is considered a member of the Bulldogs’ self-named “Wolfpack” of outside linebackers.
“What makes our room so good is everybody in there is a competitor and we hate losing,” Bellamy said. “If I see Flo do a move or Jordan do a move, I like to see if I can do it better than them. … We all feed off each other and try to help each other out.”
He has had to overcome a myriad of injuries his first two seasons, including shoulder surgery and a redshirt his true freshman year. But Bellamy managed to get into 10 games last season and record 17 tackles, a forced fumble and a recovery.
He aims to play and produce more this season.
“I’m working on my game every day so I can be an every-down player and player any position on the field,” Bellamy said.