2013 four-star DE Davin Bellamy de-commits from FSU, to choose between SEC teams

Tennessee Volunteers football head coach Butch Jones watches during the first half of a basketball game against the Memphis Tigers at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Davin Bellamy, out of Chamblee, Georgia, is a 6-foot-5, 235-pound defensive end prospect rated at No. 299-overall nationally by ESPN’s RecruitingNation. Obviously, the young man known to burst off the line of scrimmage is a hot commodity in the world of college football recruiting as 2013 National Signing Day approaches on February 6.

Especially after he decided to decommit from Florida State on Tuesday.

Now that he has made the choice to stay out of Tally, he has one favorite in mind, and that is his home-state power in Athens.

However, while coach Mark Richt’s Bulldogs are in the lead for this ESPN300 recruit, another SEC program is lurking in the shadows.

On Tuesday night, newly hired head coach Butch Jones and his Tennessee staff made a visit to Bellamy’s home. Apparently, Bellamy was impressed. So much so, in fact, that he now has Tennessee tied with Georgia in the running for his services, according to Kipp Adams of ESPN.

‘Tennessee is right there, though, and they had their in-home tonight,’ Bellamy said. ‘It was their last hurrah at trying to get me, and it went well. Coach (Tommy) Thigpen, Coach (Steve) Stripling and Coach (John) Jancek were telling me I had a better opportunity to get on the field at Tennessee than at Georgia. They said Georgia has a lot of players, though, so I do not want to be stuck behind anybody for four years. Tennessee said I could come fresh with a new program and lead their team over the top.'”

Again, signing day is approaching more quickly than presumably anyone was prepared for. However, Tennessee’s fans and coaches alike will be celebrating if Bellamy chooses to make the leap out of his home state and into Vols Nation.

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