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Keith Marshall's Announcement, And The Curious Timing Of Georgia's Offer To Mike Davis

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Star running back recruit Keith Marshall is set to announce his college choice on Tuesday. So why did the University of Georgia offer Mike Davis just hours before Marshall announces?

Keith Marshall, one of the top running backs in the country, is set to announce today at 2:45 EST. He's long been considered a Georgia lean, but recently Clemson and the Florida Gators have been gaining steam. Is UGA losing its lead?

The Dawgs' actions today might indicate just that. From Twitter:

#Dawgs offer top in-state RB. RT @Mike28davis: I know folks gone be mad but #UGA jus offered me.
Dec 06 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

That's Mike Davis, former Florida commitment who decommitted from the Gators after UF continued to pursue Keith Marshall, despite reportedly telling Davis they were done at the position.

Why would UGA elect to offer Mike Davis just hours before Keith Marshall is set to commit? Could it be that UGA knows Marshall is going elsewhere and the Dawgs don't want Davis to feel like a backup plan? Could it be that UGA wants to take more running backs than originally planned?

Clemson did get the crucial last in-home visit this week, so it's possible they succeeded in swaying Marshall at the last minute. On the other hand, noted UGA recruiting expert Kipp Adams gives his take:

Have heard talk of Keith Marshall to #Clemson for 2 days now. I would be totally surprised if Marshall didn't pick #UGA.
Dec 06 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

We'll know in two hours. Check back to see where Marshall goes!