Here’s the breakdown of one of UGA’s newest commitments by former Bulldogs great Terrence Edwards for the AJC:
Player: Randrecous Davis, Wide Receiver, Atlanta, GA
Specs: 5-foot-11, 180 pounds
College: Committed to UGA over Florida
The first thing that jumps out to me on film: The first thing that stands out about Randrecous, is his explosive playmaking ability. He’s the type of player that has the abilities to score touchdowns in several different ways. Randrecous has scored a touchdown from the QB, WR, RB, KR, and PR position which displays his ability to score from any position on the football field. Randrecous is a physical and shifty runner with the ball in his hands. Normally, the first tackler seldom gets him on the ground.
What I like: One of the first things that I look for in a young wide receiver, is if they understand man versus zone routes. As I evaluate Randrecous’ film, he understands how to run man and zone routes against the appropriate defenses. Another, impressive quality that he displays, is the ability to catch the football at all types of angles. He has very soft hands, and rarely allows the ball to get into his body. Randrecous attacks the ball in the air which doesn’t allow the defensive back an opportunity to intercept it or knock it down.
What he needs to improve upon before he gets to UGA: Randrecous is a raw wide receiver with God-given abilities. There are some small techniques that he can clean up. One example that he can work on, is coming in and out of breaks and not give the defensive backs indicators when he’s about to finish his routes. When he truly understands the position, he will have a opportunity to do some special things at the University of Georgia.
Is his ranking fitting? Randrecous’ 4-star rating is fitting and I think with a monster senior season he will get an even higher rating.
How I expect UGA to use him: I expect UGA to use him as a return specialist, a wide receiver and a player who can be thrown quick screens and make a big play for his team. UGA will look to get Randrecous the ball in multiples ways to utilize his talent.
Who he reminds me of that played at UGA: I don’t think UGA has a player on their roster that reminds me of Randrecous, but one player that he is similar to is Percy Harvin. Harvin is not just a wide receiver but a “play-maker” with the ball in his hands. During his time at the University of Florida and in the NFL, Percy has been at his best when teams find ways to get him the ball in creative ways, and not just as a normal wide receiver. Randrecous has the same skill set and if used correctly, he will have a very successful career at UGA.
Terrance Edwards starred at UGA from 1999 to 2002, finishing his Bulldogs career as the SEC’s all-time leading receiver in yards and No 2 in receptions. Edwards still holds several UGA receiving records. He played for the Atlanta Falcons in 2003, and recently retired after nine seasons in the CFL.