January 22, 2006

Dawgs get No. 25

The Georgia Bulldogs have received a verbal commitment from Mississippi offensive lineman Josh Davis who had been committed to the Ole Miss Rebels.

Davis' informed UGASports.com of his decommitted to Ole Miss and commitment to UGA a couple of weeks ago, but he was not willing to go on the record with an official announcement at that time. Instead, fearing a backlash at home, he wanted to wait until closer to national signing day.

"I am going to the University of Georgia," Davis told UGASports.com Sunday morning.

Davis unofficially visited Athens in October for the Arkansas game.

"We got there a little late, so I missed the time before the game. We walked in right before kick-off.," he said at the time. "The fans were really loud and into the game. It was a good crowd. I really liked the fans and the atmosphere. It felt good to be there. . . . I probably will visit them officially, but I am not sure when."

His interest in the Dawgs grew over time and he decided to take an official visit to Athens this weekend. It seems he decided to go public and change his commitment from Ole Miss to Georgia.

A position of great need for the Bulldogs this year, Davis is UGA's seventh commitment on the offensive line (though one or more of these players couple end up on the DL).

UGASports.com hopes to get more on this story as the day goes on.

Chad Simmons and Steve Patterson contributed to this story

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