The headline reads that 3-star receiver Randrecous Davis has opened up his recruiting.
That said, it doesn’t feel like UGA lost a recruit on Monday. The reality is Davis — who sports a red “G” tattoo — has not been an option for this year’s class for quite some time.
That’s just what the commitment ledger looks like. He will not take an official visit to Georgia and never had one scheduled. His clear options at this point are Miami and South Carolina.
Davis told DawgNation that this morning. He confirmed it would be accurate to say he is no longer committed to UGA. Corey Jarvis, his coach at Mays High in Atlanta, also clarified the situation.
“He is not committed,” Jarvis said.
Davis just took an official visit to Miami and also plans another this weekend at South Carolina. Expect him to make his decision shortly thereafter.
This is one of those moments that stretches the definitions of “committed” and “de-committed” in that constantly evolving recruiting dictionary. The terms carry new meanings in the world of college football recruiting. They really seem out-of-touch during the final 10 days of any recruiting cycle.
The bottom line is that the player with the red Georgia “G” tattoo will not play college football at UGA. That seems clear.
Everyone saw this coming as far back as early January, when Davis told DawgNation he had heard next-to-nothing from Kirby Smart and his new UGA staff in 2016.
He played phone tag with new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney. He also received a message earlier this month from new running backs coach Dell McGee, but never got the opportunity to even set up an official visit.
Attention equals worth in the modern day world of recruiting. If a player has not heard from the school he is committed to in January, then there’s a reason for that.
Davis has been on de-commitment watch ever since Smart was hired and former receivers coach Bryan McClendon shared the news he would not be back with the program. McClendon was a Mays alum like Davis, but he’s now coaching receivers at South Carolina.
Davis is the nation’s No. 70 receiver prospect for the Class of 2016. He’s been to two college football games in his life — both were to see Georgia play in Athens this year.
UGA picked up a commitment from massive Florida offensive lineman Solomon Kindley on Sunday, but the news from Davis drops UGA back down to 15 commitments for the Class of 2016.
Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.