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Old 12-02-2004   #17
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Originally Posted by wags
Davis was really close to coming out last year, so I think he is almost certain to come out this year.

Did you find an article that says he won't declare?
"ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia safety Thomas Davis said he's leaning toward skipping his final year of college to enter the NFL draft.

"I would definitely say that it would be more go than stay right now because of the situation that I'm in," Davis told the Albany Herald. "Knowing that I have a son that I have to take care of."

He said the 11-month-old child lives with his mother in Gwinnett County.

Davis, a fourth-year junior, also will consider where he's projected to go in the draft.

"My personal consideration would be being the No. 1 safety taken," he said. "I feel like I'm very capable of being that."

Davis was named one of the 12 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe award, which goes to the nation's top defensive back. He leads the No. 8 Bulldogs with 62 tackles and is one of the hardest hitters on the team. He also has a sack, an interception and two forced fumbles.

The coach at Randolph-Clay High School also said that Davis is leaning toward the pros. Walter Knighton was the offensive coordinator when Davis attended the school and talks with him on a weekly basis.

"He's still going to weigh his options," Knighton said. "But I do think he's definitely leaning toward coming out."

Davis was eligible to enter the draft after last season since he was redshirted his first year at Georgia. But he never seriously considered it.

At least two other Georgia juniors, offensive guard Max Jean-Gilles and linebacker Odell Thurman, are expected to give serious consideration to the NFL after this season."


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