FRISCO, Texas — Tyrion Davis is committed to LSU. He’s been committed to play for his hometown team for almost 13 months now.
The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder fits the mold of an elite power back with speed. He rates as the nation’s No. 14 RB prospect for the 2019 class.
Now add in the fact that Davis grew up about five minutes away from Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.
Georgia’s ace recruiter Dell McGee must not be dissuaded by the degree of difficulty there. He must see something special in this 4-star prospects.
Davis told DawgNation at the Nike Opening on Sunday that he’s in contact with McGee on a daily basis.
“I talk to coach McGee every day,” Davis said. “I was just on Facetime with him before I came out here to the Opening. He’s a great guy and I really connect with him. I really like talking to him. Georgia also has a great offensive line, too. That’s another good thing about Georgia.”
Davis also acknowledged that he will give the Bulldogs an official visit this fall.
There’s the perception out there that the Bulldogs will go all out for one of the nation’s elite backs in 2019. The usual names that come up are 4-star Noah Cain, 4-star John Emery Jr. and 5-star Trey Sanders.
Davis belongs right there in the mix with all of those elite talents. He said Sunday that he felt that both the Bulldogs and the Tigers have great offensive lines.
“They both put offensive linemen in the league and are going to,” Davis said. “But Georgia man is stacked. They are just stacked. Everywhere they are stacked. That’s a big deal for a running back.”
He said he measured in at 6-foot-1 and weighed 225 pounds this week at The Opening.
“Dell tells me all the time how fast that I am to have my weight,” he said.
Is there any school out there that can flip him from the Tigers?
“If there is a school it is either Georgia or Oklahoma,” Davis said.
McGee has apparently reached the point with Davis he’s recruiting him on a personal level.
“He keeps it all the way real with me,” Davis said. “We don’t even talk about football anymore. We talk about life and a lot of stuff outside of football. Just anything. That’s what I like about him more than anything.”
Davis said that he has already visited Athens, but could not recall the specifics of that visit.
“Months ago,” he said.
What does he like the best about Georgia right now?
“Honestly I just like everything about Georgia,” he said. “It is all pretty good. Really good. If I had to narrow it down, it would be the coaching staff at Georgia.”
His Hudl page credits him with a 10.77 time in the 100 meters.
Davis does sound like he is still on good footing with LSU. It is necessary to make that point clear.
“I am pretty solid with LSU,” Davis said. “It is going to be pretty hard.”
McGee is a reigning “Recruiter of the Year” for 2018 on several services. He had targets like 5-stars Justin Fields and Zamir White plus James Cook and several others on his resume for the Bulldogs last year.
White was the nation’s No. 1 RB for 2018. Georgia signed him out of North Carolina. Cook the nation’s No. 3 RB prospect a year ago, was the top back in Florida last fall.
It is going to be an interesting cycle for RB recruiting. Especially considering how the Bulldogs feel about John Emery Jr. at that.