Davion Curtis, a 3-star receiver from Temple, Texas, announced via his Twitter account that he has not only de-committed from UGA, but had also flipped to Texas.
His cousin, Charles Williams, explained the situation to DawgNation. He felt that things had changed between Curtis and UGA after he committed last month. Williams estimated there was a two-week period where Curtis did not hear from UGA.
“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.”
Nevertheless, Curtis was always considered a long shot to ultimately sign with UGA because his mother was “upset” when he originally committed to the Bulldogs. Why? Distance.
Back to Williams: 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.”
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.
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 (Atlanta, Ga.) 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.