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Jordan Davis signed with Georgia Wednesday morning.

Big DT Jordan Davis signs with Georgia’s 2018 class

Jordan Davis was happy on National Signing Day.

He committed to UGA in November but opted to wait until the traditional National Signing Day in February to sign his scholarship papers. The 6-foot-6, 325-pound defensive tackle from North Carolina ranks as the nation’s No. 29 prospect at his position on the 247Sports composite rankings.

There was never any doubt about his decision. He wanted to wait but was still all Georgia.

“Of course,” he told DawgNation on Tuesday. “Never changed.”

But he didn’t wait long to send in those papers. Davis told DawgNation he signed his letter of intent bright and early when he arrived at school.

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Jordan Davis is devoted to his family and his Mallard Creek High football team. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Davis is seen as an option eventually to man the nose tackle position filled so well by John Atkins on the defensive front over the last few years in Athens.

The Mallard Creek High (Charlotte, N.C.) standout also could be seen as a piece of the puzzle on the offensive line, given his size and physical ability. He played quite a lot of tackle in his high school in 2017.

Davis is seen as a nice pull for second-year Bulldogs defensive line coach Tray Scott. Scott first offered Davis when he was still coaching the defensive line at North Carolina.

Those two continued to build upon their relationship. Davis said he felt comfortable in Athens earlier this year on his unofficial and official visits.

Davis ranks as the nation’s No. 425 overall prospect for 2018.

He becomes the 21st signee for the Bulldogs in the 2018 class. Can UGA close with the nation’s top class for 2018? Look for the Bulldogs to do most of their work on that front before noon.

That’s because the Bulldogs are set to hear the following announcements in short order:

  • 10 a.m.: 5-star CB Tyson Campbell (Alabama, Georgia or Miami)
  • 10 a.m.: 4-star OLB Otis Reese (Georgia or Michigan)
  • 10:30 a.m.: 3-star DT Tramel Walthour (committed to UGA)
  • 11 a.m.: 4-star OLB Quay Walker (Alabama, Georgia or Tennessee)

Want to keep up with the latest on the Bulldogs today? Follow the live signing day update for the latest news of Georgia’s push to land the nation’s top-rated recruiting class for 2018.




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