February 3, 2013

Bellamy sets record straight

National Signing Day is now just a few days away, and many of the nation's top prospects took their final official visit this past weekend.

Chamblee defensive end Davin Bellamy was one of those prospects as he took the long trip to Oregon, and left impressed with the Ducks.

"It went better than I expected. From a football standpoint, I think it is a great fit for me," Bellamy said. "They say I remind them a lot like Dion Jordan, and they want to use me a lot like him. Those facilities are better than any university I've ever been to, and I think the location gives you less distractions. It lets you focus on football and academics more."

The trip wasn't void of drama, however.

Bellamy tweeted a photo Saturday night of himself in a dorm room with other students, and a bong, which is a device used to smoke marijuana, was on the coffee table in front of the group in the picture.

According to Bellamy, it was something he didn't realize until after the fact.

"First I would like to say that if I knew the bong was in the room I wouldn't have even taken the picture in the room. I know everything I have to lose so I want to just put that out there," he said. "We were walking down the dorm hallway toward a party and these girls saw us walk by. They wanted to take a picture with us. We ran in for 15 to 20 seconds and sat on the sofa. We took the picture and ran out. In just the short amount of time we were in there, we didn't get to check out the surroundings. If I had known it was in there I wouldn't have taken a picture. That's common sense."

Now that the three-star prospect has returned from his visit out west, it is time to start the decision making process.

He says that three teams are currently in the mix, but one team has the edge.

"After the Oregon visit, they are in it. But right now, Georgia is my leader and Tennessee and Oregon are tied for that two-spot," Bellamy said. "There really isn't a third school because Tennessee and Oregon are just that close. Georgia is leading the way. I do plan on making a decision on February 6. If I'm not ready to make a decision on then, like I have told everybody, I'll don't mind waiting."

At this point, Bellamy plans to make his decision on National Signing Day, but he isn't 100 percent sure how he will make his choice known.

"We have a Signing Day at our school in the library around 10:30 or 11:00 o'clock (a.m.)," he said. "I have a couple of people talking about me coming down to do it on their television show, but I'll have to see if that all works out. I really want to sign with the people that I grew up with. It will probably just be at the school."

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