Who’s Jordan Davis? 5 things to know about the Georgia commit
Jordan Davis is a 3-star defensive tackle from Charlotte, N.C., who is rated No. 29 at his position and No. 422 overall by the 247Sports composite. At 6-foot-6 and 330 pounds, Davis will become one of the biggest, if not the biggest, players on Georgia’s defense.
1. Biggest competition
Jordan Davis committed to Georgia in November but was one of two UGA commits who elected not to sign in the early signing period. There have been no whiffs of him changing his mind. In fact, Davis has been pretty quiet in general throughout the recruiting process. But all signs still point to Davis signing with UGA. He also considered North Carolina and N.C. State before his November commitment.
2. Signing Day plan
Davis is scheduled to sign Wednesday at 9 a.m. ET at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte.
3. High school career
Davis’ team came one game from winning a state championship in 2017. Mallard Creek was unbeaten until it fell in the North Carolina 4A state title game. Prior to the game, the Charlotte Observer wrote that Davis “anchors a defense that has allowed opponents seven points or less in six of its last nine games.”
4. Bet you didn’t know
Tray Scott, the Georgia defensive line coach, was the first coach to offer Davis a scholarship formally. It helped that Scott already had scouted Davis when Scott was the defensive line coach at North Carolina from 2015-16.
5. How Georgia will use Davis
Georgia has depth on the defensive line, even after the losses of John Atkins and Trenton Thompson, so there’s no rush for Davis to get on the field. While Davis has the size to be a nose guard, he mostly played a 3 technique at Mallard Creek. He has the athleticism to play multiple positions on the line. Davis also will be able to slot into the designated “Jordan Davis” spot on Georgia’s roster, being vacated by senior tight end Jordan Davis. There is no immediate word on Georgia recruiting a Jordan Davis for the 2022 class.