Former three-star prospect and current Georgia starting nose tackle Jordan Davis has been named the conference’s No. 2 ranked interior defensive linemen, per SEC Network Analyst Cole Cubelic.
Being apart of Georgia’s 2018 recruiting class, Davis was a little bit overlooked during his recruitment process. The Charlotte, N.C. native had a few offers from other big name programs but he ultimately signed with the Bulldogs. After being given a chance by the UGA coaching staff, Davis has been impressive on the field for the Bulldogs over the last two seasons.
Cubelic has Davis ranked at the No. 2 spot only behind LSU’s Tyler Shelvin. He is ranked ahead of Alabama’s Christian Barmore who’s at No. 3, Kentucky’s Quinton Bohanno is at No. 4, and LSU’s Glen Logan is at No. 5.
Davis played at Mallard Creek High School and was the nation’s No. 424 overall prospect. He was the No. 29 ranked defensive tackle in the class of 2018 and the No. 15 player in North Carolina, per the 247Sports Composite. He was apart of Georgia’s No. 1 ranked 2018 recruiting class, but was one one of the lowest rated players in the group. Since then, he has earned a starting position heading into his junior season.
During his freshman campaign, he participated in 11 games with 25 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for loss, and three quarterback hurries. He suffered a back injury that forced him to miss the Allstate Sugar Bowl and it lingered into winter workouts where Davis put on some weight. Although, Davis bounced back and got into shape for his sophomore year. In 2019, he played in all 14 games with 18 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and hurried the quarterback two times.
Heading into the the 2020 season, the bar is set high for Georgia’s defense and Davis is expected to play a key role. It was just last season where they led the nation in scoring defense at 12.6 points per game, No. 2 in run defense (yards per carry), pass defense (yards per pass attempt) and total defense (yards per play).
Davis is one of four upperclassmen on the defensive line, including senior defensive end Malik Herring and senior defensive tackles Devonte Wyatt and Julian Rochester. Jordan is our projected starter at nose tackle going into fall camp, but will battle more than likely redshirt junior Netori Johnson, redshirt freshman Tymon Mitchell and freshman Nazir Stackhouse for playing time.