Mays wide receiver Randrecous Davis is a UGA target for the Class of 2016 who is already used to rocking the Georgia “G” in his everyday life.
Just check out the guns and his impressive collection of body art. There’s a football-helmet related skull, among other things. There are images that represent the Atlanta Hawks, the Chicago Bulls and even The Rolling Stones. Its also hard to miss the red Georgia “G” on his left bicep.
“I even grew up a Georgia fan,” Davis said. “That’s representing my state and state pride right there with that.”
Davis said UGA receivers coach Bryan McClendon has been recruiting him heavily of late and the possibility of playing in Athens is on his mind. He received an offer earlier this month at a Mark Richt 7-on-7 camp in Athens.
The projected slot receiver didn’t work out, but the Bulldogs wanted to get a look at him. His highlight film shows off his 10.8 second speed in the 100 meters and his athleticism.
“They just want me to come to ‘Dawg Night’ and then my offer would become committable,” Davis said. “They just want me to show up and show out.”
Davis knows McClendon also played his high school ball at Mays. That is part of the recruiting pitch.
“He’s really on me hard and wants me to come start for him,” Davis said. “He likes me a lot. This is my senior year and I’m aiming to break some of his school records this year in football and in track. I’m coming for him.”
The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder said Clemson, Louisville, Iowa and Tennessee are also recruiting him. He told the AJC last Friday at the Corky Kell 7-on-7 that his first offer was from Kentucky.
“I’m a go-to guy on offense,” he said. “Get the ball in my hands and I’ll make things happen.”
Davis, 17, is rated a 3-star receiver by the 247sports composite ranking and the No. 73 receiver in the 2016 signing class. He was rated the No. 41 player in Georgia. He said he has a chance to graduate early and will take that into consideration.
“It will help me prepare and know the plays for whatever school I go to,” Davis said.
He also said Georgia will let him play defensive back, but he would rather have the ball in his hand.
“This is a great opportunity for me,” Davis said. “I am just staying humble and working hard to one day really be able to take care of all my family and feed my family.”
His skills in McClendon’s position group would be a welcome addition to this year’s class. Houston County’s Darion Anderson is currently the only WR commitment at this time. Davis said the thought of playing with incoming top-rated quarterback Jacob Eason is also a selling point for Georgia.
“That guy is legit,” he said. “He has got a cannon.”
Mays coach Corey Jarvis shared a scouting report on Davis earlier this month.
“He’s very explosive with the ball in his hands,” Jarvis said. “He’s a special-type athlete with a ball in his hands. He takes a very high football IQ to the field with him and he’s a very humble kid.”
Jarvis also said that Davis has an offer from Alabama.
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.