It has not been a good evening for receiver prospects at UGA. UGA lost out to Florida for 3-star target Grant Holloway earlier in the day.
An even bigger loss was to follow. Temple High School (Texas) wide receiver Davion Curtis announced via his Twitter account that he has not only de-committed from UGA, but had also flipped to Texas.
That drops UGA down to 16 commitments for the Class of 2016. Curtis committed to UGA back during the summer when he did not have a Texas offer. The Longhorns had ratcheted up their interest in the speedster over the last month. He received an offer to play football at Texas last week.
The Longhorns had previously offered Curtis last month to run track. He will be able to compete in both sports at Texas.
Charles Williams, his cousin, felt things changed between Curtis and UGA after he committed.
“Davion felt like the relationship after he committed had went away,” Williams said. “He would reach out to (UGA) more then they would reach out to him. He was like ‘Hello? Ok? No love?’ with all of that.”
Williams said he believed that Texas was only going to take three receivers in this recruiting cycle. But then when the Longhorns saw one of their own de-commit and flip to Baylor, they steered their interest toward Curtis.
“Texas has been a dream school for Davion as well,” Williams said. “He’s wanted to play football for Texas since he was in Pee Wee football. It is also 45 minutes from home.”
Curtis is the fourth prospect from this class to de-commit from UGA. Running back B.J. Emmons eventually committed to Alabama. Tight end Garrett Walston switched his pledge to North Carolina. Archer offensive lineman E.J. Price also de-committed back in June, but UGA still leads Auburn at this time.
Curtis, a 3-star receiver, committed to UGA back in August. He’s rated by the 247sports composite as the No. 128 receiver for the Class of 2016. His decision now drops UGA down to four commitments at receiver in this year’s signing class.
— Davion Curtis (@curtis_davion) November 19, 2015
Jeff Sentell covers 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.