Ben Davis is an Alabama boy, but he shocked the recruiting world when he said UGA was his leader shortly after Kirby Smart was hired.
Georgia is still at the top as of today, Davis said.
The nation’s top-rated inside linebacker told SEC Country’s Zach Abolverdi just that at the Under Armour All-America Game luncheon on Thursday. That was in response to a direct question that asked him if Alabama was going to be the team to beat in the end.
“Right now Georgia is on my top,” the 5-star prospect said. “Right now it is really even between them and Alabama.”
He said UGA felt like “home” on his official visit for the Missouri game. The fact that he’s also considering a return unofficial visit to UGA for a basketball game next month shows his interest is vast.
Davis plans three more official visits. That’s to Notre Dame on Jan. 15, Auburn on Jan. 22 and Alabama on Jan. 29.
The Gordo High School standout basically said the migration from Smart to UGA combined with former UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt’s new post at Alabama “keeps everything on an even keel.”
What will his ultimate decision come down to?
“Which one I feel most comfortable at,” Davis said. “Which one I see myself getting better on the field and preparing me three or four years, preparing me to get to my ultimate dream which is the NFL.”
Expect a lot of soul-searching this month.
“It is going to be real tough to see where I am going to be,” Davis said. “I am just going to pray about it and see which one I feel is the best school for me. I am going to make my decision with my heart.”
Jeff Sentell covers SEC recruiting for SECcountry.com, DawgNation.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to the SEC.