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Former Tide player leads Kentucky tackling
44 Jamin Davis in Blue-White game  pic by Chet White University of Kentucky Athletics
Long County football standout Jamin Davis (44) saw his first action as a member of the University of Kentucky Friday in the schools annual Blue vs. White Spring Game. He led both squads in tackles. - photo by Photo by Chet White, University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky freshman and former Long County High School standout Jamin Davis saw his first college action Friday in the team’s annual Blue and White Spring Game.

The Blue team consisted of projected starters for 2017, and the White team was made up of underclassmen players. Though Davis started on the White team, with his production, the coaching staff may have wished they had let him put on a blue jersey.

Davis, who was playing for the Blue Tide five months ago, played anything but like a freshman who had graduated early. With a fired up group of underclassmen, Davis led both squads in tackles, posting eight total, five solo and three assisted.

The White team also played well on the offense and went in at the break tied with the projected starters 14-14.

Though Davis never looked like anything but a starter, several of the other underclassmen did show inexperience as the Blue team won the game 31-14.

Saturday, Davis said his first college game was surreal.

"It felt incredible," he said. "It really is a once in a lifetime experience and it feels like you are walking in a dream."

He said he always felt like he could play college ball.

"The thing I took most from this game was that I proved to myself that I can compete at this level and I can progress to be a wrecking force for the team in the future," he said.

A longtime favorite with Blue Tide fans, said he hopes to make everyone proud.

"I just want to thank the community and everyone around me who pushed and influenced me to get to where I am today," Davis said. "I want to make everyone proud and do my best to put Ludowici and Hinesville on the map."

Last season the Wildcats finished with a 7-6 overall record and a 4-4 mark in the Southeastern Conference.

Davis and the Wildcats will open the season on Sept. 2 against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in Hattiesburg, Miss.

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