When you recruit as well as Georgia has in recent seasons, there’s a lot of attention and emphasis on the 5-star recruits the Bulldogs are chasing. They’re usually the fastest, most athletic prospects in the country and potential game-changers for programs.
This fall though, you might want to pay more attention to the 330-pound former 3-star defensive lineman at the center of the Georgia defense as opposed to the eight former 5-stars on Georgia’s defense.
Davis has come a long way from his high school days when he was playing offensive tackle for Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, N.C. Weight has always been a concern for Davis, which is why despite his 6-foot-6 frame and rather quick first step, he was the No. 424 prospect in the 2018 recruiting class.
The junior defensive tackle has never shied away from his weight issue and has now turned it into a motivating factor. Like many during the initial outbreak of COVID-19, Davis was worried about adding on extra weight. But he got that under control and looks to be in the best shape of his career entering a pivotal 2020 season.
Davis acknowledged that he’s under a lot of pressure this season, and that is by his own design. Georgia doesn’t have any direct replacement for Davis though no team in America has many spare 6-foot-6, 330-pounders lying around and he does so much in terms of opening things up for the rest of Georgia’s talented defense.