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Georgia Tech Recruiting: (Video) Top Florida RB Surprises Jackets With Commitment Via Tweet


In today’s wickedly fast world of digital information, it’s not surprising that the proverbial cart gets placed before the horse more often than not. This was definitely the case earlier in the week when RB Javarius Davis of Jacksonville’s Ed White High School tweeted that he had committed to play football at Georgia Tech.

I guess that was news to the Yellow Jackets, as a formal offer had never been made to Davis. Probably a new one for Georgia Tech recruiting.

Not that head coach Paul Johnson and his staff won’t be happy to have the running back added to Tech’s 2015 class, but things do have to be done in the correct way. Davis’ coach, Paul Pierson, was contacted by Georgia Tech assistant coach Lamar Owens, just to make sure that everything was being done by the book.

“I believe he is committed to Georgia Tech but I talked to Coach Lamar Owens earlier today,” Pierson said to Atlanta Journal-Constitution recruiting writer Michael Carvell. “(Owens is) just trying to do it the right way. He was caught by surprise by the whole situation. They are recruiting Javarius, but before they go further, they want to bring him up there and let him see everything.

“They want to formally do everything the correct way.”

Carvell and Atlanta’s WSB-TV sports director Zach Klein discussed the slight snafu on the Recruiting Hot Topics segment of the Sports Zone show (discussion of Davis begins at 1:50 mark).

According to Carvell, The 5-foot-11, 180-pound junior will meet with the rest of Georgia Tech’s staff, including coach Paul Johnson, before any formal offer is extended to Davis. Because Ed White is in the state playoffs in Florida, Carvell said the meeting may not take place until later this month or in January.

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