Jordan Davis, the No. 2 player in Tennessee’s class of 2018 according to 247Sports, has announced that he is no longer committed to Alabama. The four-star defensive end most recently played junior college football for Mississippi’s Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
Davis cited academic issues as the reason for his “detour” to community college in a post on Twitter. He wrote that his time at Copiah-Lincoln challenged him and made him carefully consider his next steps. After reviewing his options, Davis decided that the best thing for him would be to announce his decommitment from the Crimson Tide. He wants to focus more on academics and building his character.
The move comes less than a week after Davis picked up an offer from Tennessee. Davis re-committed to Alabama on Oct. 6, nearly a year after signing a letter of intent with the Crimson Tide.
Davis is a former 5A Mr. Football finalist and Under-Armour All-American. His father, Gunnery Sgt. Chauncey Davis surprised him by coming out of the tunnel at last year’s Under Armour game. The two had not seen each other since 2016.