Georgia DL Jordan Davis discusses decision to play in Peach Bowl, whether he'll return in 2021
Jordan Davis isn’t opting out of playing in the Peach Bowl. And it appears that it was an easy decision for the Georgia junior defensive lineman to make.
“First off, I love balling with my brothers. That’s the big reason,” Davis said when speaking with the media on Monday. “That’s probably the only reason, is I love my team too much, I love my Dawgs too much. I don’t want to opt out.”
It’s been an increasing trend for players with high stock for the upcoming NFL draft to sit out of their team’s bowl game, as it ensures they won’t get injured. Plus, unless they’re in the College Football Playoff, they no longer have aspirations of winning the national championship.
However, Davis hasn’t made a decision about whether he’ll leave Georgia for the NFL draft, which apparently isn’t as easy of a choice as his one to play in the Peach Bowl. He’s been a key member of the Bulldogs’ defense the past three seasons, and he’d likely continue to be should he return to school in 2021.
“I’m not even thinking about it till after the season,” Davis told the media. “That’s where my focus is. I’m focused on this team and this game, so I don’t have a decision for you right now.”
Over three seasons, Davis has played in 31 games and made 25 starts. This season, he’s started six games at nose tackle and collected 13 tackles.
Davis and the Bulldogs are set to take on Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl on Friday at noon ET on ESPN.