Posted: 11:45 pm Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Top RB looks closely at both Georgia Tech and UGA 

By Michael Carvell

RB Mikell Lands-Davis of Alexander (247sports)

RB Mikell Lands-Davis of Alexander (247sports)

Both Georgia Tech and UGA appear to be in the chase for Mikell-Lands Davis, one of the state’s top prospects at running back.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder from Alexander High School already has an early scholarship offer from Georgia Tech, and plans to make an unofficial visit with the Yellow Jackets on Friday.

“I like Georgia Tech,” Lands-Davis said. “They treat me really good. They’re like in love with me. They told me that I’m No. 1 on their board, and they show it to me all the time. They say I’m a priority for them, and tell me how I can come in play and get 25 carries a game.

“They say I can be like the ‘new (Jonathan) Dwyer.’”

Lands-Davis doesn’t have an offer from UGA yet, but he’s feeling better about the situation after hanging out at Tuesday’s practice with the Bulldogs. He got some quality time with UGA running backs coach Bryan McClendon, who is also the team’s recruiting coordinator.

“It was real cool; I got to talk to Coach B-Mac,” Lands-Davis said. “I asked him why Georgia stopped talking to me for a while and they just now started back talking to me? He said it was because with the new staff, they didn’t have a guy recruiting in my area yet.

“(McClendon said now that he’s) moved to recruiting coordinator, he could pull a few strings and make some choices. He told me ‘We really want you badly. Expect something nice to come your way soon.’

“That was really nice for him to say that. I mean, I’m not going to hold me breath on it, but I thought it was cool.”

Recruiting a top-end running back may be one of UGA’s biggest challenges for its 2015 class. That’s because the Bulldogs just signed a pair of 5-stars with Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.

Lands-Davis, in a respectful way, didn’t seem bothered by UGA’s stockpile of backs.

“Georgia’s backfield is kind of loaded but some people are going to be gone after next season,” he said. “(Chubb and Michel) are both good – really good. But I’m not afraid of competition, and I feel like the best back will always play. Plus they rotate backs in there. I’m not scared of competition, so I would definitely consider Georgia if they offer me.”

Clemson was the early frontrunner for Lands-Davis, who has 14 offers, including the Tigers, North Carolina, and North Carolina State.

“I don’t really have a leader right now,” he said. “It was Clemson when they first offered me. I still talk to the running backs coach a little bit, but they kind of veered off. Now it’s just open. I’m waiting until after the spring to see who is the leader.”

Ed note: Here’s Mikell’s video. I’ve got to see him more in person to get a better idea of his speed. But the second play on his tape is spectacular.

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156 comments
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Uncle TOADY- POADY:


Always the optimist, upbeat, cheerful  and positive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


No way he was a "P L A N N E D". Somebody should sue T R OJ A N S   R    U S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

twelveofthirteen
twelveofthirteen

He looks impressive on tape for sure. Reminds me of Gurley's HS video for real. Hope he stays in state and plays for UGA or Tech.

BigTimeTECHFan
BigTimeTECHFan

GT Basketball picks up 3rd commit, Abdoulaye Gueye from state of Alabama, 6-9" with 7-3" wing span. Awesome pick up for the Jackets


D-Sheets
D-Sheets

"Kinda like CPJ promising Vad he'll attempt 25 passes per game" - MikeBanning, 9:45am 3/17/2014


Please provide the article(s) where PJ is quoted promising Vad Lee he'll [Vad] attempt 25 passes per game.

Why....WHY, do you make-up so much BS?

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

MikeBanning

2 hours ago

Now the spammers show up and  posts start getting deleted.

It's not me JMK, I have never spammed any of your posts.

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You previously admitted to spamming everyone's posts.


Your lies never cease.


#keeptrolling


AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning :  ""It's recruiting" doesn't mean you get to LIE to teenagers, especially with something as important and as serious as the college they are attending."

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This is priceless coming from the guy who STALKED a teenager on Twitter.


Keep spamming MB/WnE.  I'll keep putting it back up.


#keeptrolling


DIT
DIT

Stupid comment on the kid being immature. He's 16 or 17 years old. I would like to see some of you on here when you were that age. Heck, some of you are morons now. I could not imagine when you were 16 or 17 years old.

All depends on the Major this kids in going into. Go to which ever school fits that degree you want. Hope he stays in the state.

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

Only ten 2015 RB's currently hold an offer from UGA and Lands-Davis unfortunately will have to wait out the recruiting process (the domino effect) to see if UGA calls his name out... and it looks like it could be very close...

RB's with an offer from UGA

Jordan Scarlett - committed to Florida Atlantic

Eric Swinney - trending - Auburn, Ole Miss, 10AC

Dexter Williams - committed to Miami

Jacques Patrick - trending - FSU

Bryce Love - trending - UNC, tOSU, USCe

Taj Griffin - trending - Oregon, UGA, Clemson

Ty'Son Williams - trending - USCe, UGA (this just changed this week)

Johnny Frasier - trending - FSU

Jovon Robinson* - trending - Auburn, Alabama, 10AC (*JUCO)

Alvin Kamara* - trending - UGA, 10AC, Auburn (*JUCO)

UGA will take 2 RB's/APB in 2015 class

UGA Commit alert....

4* S Jordan Colberts 6' 2" 205 lbs  Griffin GA (Griffin) (just recieved his offer today)

4* TE Jackson Harris 6' 6" 250 lbs Columbia TN (Columbia Central) (visisted for G Day)

"BELIEVE" in the G

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

The Old Guy.......yes, he might come across as a little immature right now.  Alot can happen to a young man's life in the nex 1 1/2 years before college.  Think back Old Guy to your younger days and cut this kid a little slack.  We all grow up at our own pace and lifes' circumstances will dictated how rapid he develops or does not develop.  I'm going to wait and see how this progresses before passing on my opinion in the definitive.

tomkat1111
tomkat1111

UGA does not need another running back. We do need some dominant linemen.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Snagglepuss Somebody was poking fun and they took him seriously. Exit stage Left!

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Uncle TOADY-POADY:


I  suppose the omitted word is planned  B A B Y !!!!!!!!!

POAD2013
POAD2013

@twelveofthirteen  I bet those TAPES only show the BEST.

How many times on that TAPE did you see him lose yards, fumble or gain less than 5 yards?

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@D-Sheets  Seriously, even if he did say he'd change the offense for him, it was true.   Other than the A A&M, Elon, and Syracuse games, we averaged around 19 passes a game.   

POAD2013
POAD2013

@DIT  at UGa they will put him in a easy next to worthless degree program so it is not an issue of education at uGa.

At The Institute he will probably be a MGT major of some type, but it is one of the BEST MGT degrees in the country.

bigmacondawg
bigmacondawg

Why in the world anyone would watch our offense (when healthy) and think we "need" anything is beyond me.  Our offense is and has been NC caliber for a long time.

Pruitt is about to make the defense comparable, and Richt is going to go on a run of NCs like Saban.  Mark it!  Pardon the pun.

GO DAWGS!!!!

DIT
DIT

@tomkat1111 - Always can use RB's. However, I agree on needing more dominant Offensive Linemen!

DIT
DIT

To Everyone - I never said anything about UGA having a useless education program. POAD likes to stir the pot. I have 2 degrees from UGA and am proud of it. It has served me and my family well. POAD is a Richard, we all know that. UGA has very good programs as does tech. POAD has his head so full of UGA envy. He went to neither school. Doubt he could have got into UGa as he said he could have.

The main point of my post is that I hope he stays in state

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@POAD2013 @DIT  Unless you can prove with FACTS that UGA has a "useless education program" then shut the hell up. You didn't go to any of the two colleges so you have no say so. Show some facts instead of talking out of pure hatred.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@bigmacondawg  Just curious.  What exactly has Pruitt done that inspires such confidence?  He has ONE  year of experience as a DC coaching a Defense that he did not put together and yet every uga fan is convinced he's the missing piece to a national championship.  He may be great, but there is no real proof that he's ever done anything substantial in his collegiate coaching career thus far.


He inherited an FSU team that was ranked #2 in total defense in 2012 and was loaded with NFL talent.  He came to uga for more money.  Time will tell if Pruitt can coach at this level or not.  

POAD2013
POAD2013

@bigmacondawg  National Championship Calibre? How many times has UGa been in a National Championship Game?

IF you had NC calibre O or D you would probably have been in the NC game or more BCS bowl games.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@AugustaJacket you mean that is a degree for a Government worker working with Sec. 8 housing folks for the most part?

POAD2013
POAD2013

@DawgGoneIt I could hav attended UGa but i never would. I didn't want to apply at UGa or TECH. I'm not sure in the mid 80's if I would have been accepted at TECH but i had no Interest.

I do KNOW the requirements to attend BOTH SCHOOLS so I do have a say so and I also pay TAXES and have a say so based on that alone.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@AugustaJacket @DawgGoneIt @bigmacondawg  Jump the polls? You do realize UGA was #3 and Bama was #2 when we played right? It was a play in national title game. The winner plays #1 Notre Dame for the NC game. We would have beaten Notre Dame. No doubt in my mind

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

@AugustaJacket @DawgGoneIt@bigmacondawg

Beatdown from Bama that night ... didn't show-up on the scoreboard. 

Take 7 pts from UGA's 28 (blocked FG returned for TD) and give 3 to Bama.

UGA int'd BAMA - IN THE ENDZONE. I'll give BAMA just 3 pts again.

Poor clock management by Saban just before 1/2time = BAMA FG and not TD. 3 pts instead of 7.

So...take 7 from UGA and give 9 to BAMA, and you've got a 41-21 BAMA win. 

Carry-on ...

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@DawgGoneIt @AugustaJacket @bigmacondawg  You are assuming that IF you beat Bama, you would have been able to jump the polls for a shot at Notre Dame. You would have had to jump Oregon in the polls to even get there.  There is a chance that the voters would have put you past them, however, so there is that.  If you HAD made it, your defense, which was God-awful, would have had a much more difficult time stopping ND than Bama Did.  For you guys to keep claiming you were a tipped pass away from a MNC is the height of stupidity.  You had trouble beating a crappy Nebraska team in the Citrus Bowl.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@AugustaJacket @bigmacondawg  Dude just two seasons ago we were on the door step of a NC! How can you possibly say UGA is not even close? You're the idiot if you think that! You don't get much closer than a tipped ball away for playing for all the marbles after beating the dynasty known as the Crimson Tide. UGA has been an ELITE PROGRAM forever. It has gotten better under Richt! UGA is top 10 all time in CFB in wins. Richt has never guided UGA to a season with LESS than 8 wins other than 2010 (Murray's freshman year). Every other year has been 8 wins or BETTER. It's nice to know you can count on getting at least 8 wins. But when 8 wins out of 12 is considered a failure then your program is up there with the best. That's the worst UGA can do when at Tech 8 wins would be a miracle.

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

@AugustaJacket @bigmacondawg

Let's not forget, AJ, that BMD's beloved Dawgs had arguably the weakest SEC schedules in the past 50 seasons in 2011 & 2012. Against the 8 "good" teams the Dawgs played over those 2 seasons they went 2-6.  Against the average, below average, poor teams the went 22-0.   Impressive.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@bigmacondawg  There's a reason for skepticism.  CMR's record is indeed formidable.  Take a look at the last 5 years, when uga has arguably had the BEST talent it has ever had, and he has been a mediocre coach.  Your SEC record recently has been bloated because the SEC east is relatively weak and yet last year, as well as 2009 and 2010, you couldn't manage to win more than 8 games.  uga has a good football program, but you guys are idiots if you think you're that close to a MNC.

bigmacondawg
bigmacondawg

Even some of our own fans share your skepticism Augusta.  What can I say?  You look at the 10, 11, 12 and 13 win seasons under Richt, and it's very clear it's just a matter of time he gets at least 1 and probably more National Championships.  Once this DAWG Pound gets rolling, it's going to roll and roll.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@bigmacondawg  Such a dichotomy in your arguments.  If that were the case, then why didn't Louisville win the MNC out of the AAC last year?  You argue about how great the SEC is yet you blame it for your woes.  AUBURN played in the MNC game last year with LESS TALENT than uga.  The mutts couldn't even beat Vandy, lost to Clemson, and yet you think the ACC is weak enough that uga could win MNC's?  Guess what, even if you DID win the ACC, you'd probably play one of those SEC teams that you keep losing to.....

bigmacondawg
bigmacondawg

FSU has MNCs bc they play in the sorry a$$ ACC!  It is well known that a large part of the reason they joined the Almost Competitive Conference is because they could win more MNCs.

Which goes back to my original claim.  We would be PLAYING FOR a MNC about every 2 or 3 years if we were in the ACC.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@bigmacondawg  "That BS.  Those rankings are irrelevant. "

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only when they hurt your argument.  How about MNC's?  FSU has one, with better talent than uga has.  FSU has more talent on their team than uga.  That's FACT!

bigmacondawg
bigmacondawg

That BS.  Those rankings are irrelevant. 

POAD2013
POAD2013

@bigmacondawg  and WHAT has UGa done with all that Talent?

Florida

Tennessee

LSU

Bama

Auburn

Those teams have won NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS in the BCS era and UGa?

The Talent Dogs have BEAT....2-3 Stars at TECH.......Whoopie-Do.

bigmacondawg
bigmacondawg

He will have even better talent at UGA.

GO DAWGS!

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@gtcaryd @bigmacondawg  "What makes you think UGA could N O T   H A V E    B E A T E N   FSU in 2013??????"

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Vanderbilt 31 uga 27


http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=332920238


Your amazing offense only managed to put up 221 yards against Vandy.  Even with Gurshall out, you should have been able to beat Vandy soundly.  FSU was a MUCH better team than Vandy.


Also, you lost to Clemson.  While the final score was a three point difference, anyone who saw that game realizes uga waas beaten thoroughly.  Clemson gave you the last TD trading precious time off the clock by playing prevent D,  FSU DEMOLISHED Clemson @ Clemson.  


I am pretty sure uga would have wet the bed against FSU last year.  


Try harder....

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@AugustaJacket @bigmacondawg


When did UGA  L A S T    L O S E    T O    F S U ?????


Dawgs came within a field goal to beating Climpson!!!!!!!!!


BARN had FSU "on the ropes" until near the end of the game!!!


Only divine intervention let BARN beat UGA at the last second!!!!!!!!!!


What makes you think UGA could N O T   H A V E    B E A T E N   FSU in 2013??????

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

@DawgGoneIt @POAD2013@AugustaJacket

Evidently you do have some difficulty with reading comprehension, DawgGoneIt. 

With 11:16 remaining in the 4th qtr, if Tevin Washington doesn't grossly, and I mean GROSSLY underthrow a wide-open WR the game would've been tied at 35.

RIF 

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@AugustaJacket @DawgGoneIt @POAD2013  No I have VERY good reading comprehension. I didn't make those claims about being a DC away from a national title but I state facts. If you don't like it, I don't care.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@POAD2013 @bigmacondawg  Wrong again. Man you just don't know your facts do you? Tech has not beaten Florida State the last two times as they beat you in the ACC title game in 2012. Wake up and smell the coffee beans

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@POAD2013 @AugustaJacket  And you lost to Middle Tennessee State. What exactly are you laughing at? Not only did you lose but you got dominated on your home turf. 49-28. What in the hell?

POAD2013
POAD2013

@AugustaJacket TROUBLE with VANDY? No the dogs had TROUBLE with the VOLS and TECH but they LOST to VANDY. LMMFAO.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@bigmacondawg  TECH has beat FSU in our last 2 meetings so i Guess by your LOGIC TECH should be Elite and a NC contender. Hell Tech beat AUBURN in out last 2 meetings so that makes TECH ELITE alone by your LOGIC.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@bigmacondawg  You can't beat the current FSU team.  You had trouble with VANDY last year.  Points for mindless enthusiasm, though....

POAD2013
POAD2013

@bigmacondawg  BUT you DON"T play in the ACC and IF you did do you think you would get the same recruits? No you would Be VANDY and KENTUCKY. 

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@bigmacondawg  Bringing up a game from 12 years ago?   I'm sure nothing's changed since then.   I bet the Aaron Rogers led Cal team is gonna be awesome this year.

bigmacondawg
bigmacondawg

We beat FSU the last time we played them (2002).  And we will beat Clemson by 3 or more TDs in Athens this year.

I didn't say we would be in the NC game every year.  Although to be honest, it would be closer to every other year than every third.

bigmacondawg
bigmacondawg

If we played in the ACC we would be in the NC game once every 2 or 3 years.