Davis talks Sun Devil pledge

Terrell Davis was excited when ASU first started recruiting him and when the Sun Devil staff officially offered him on Saturday night, the Canadian running back from Victoria, B.C. didn't waste any time pledging to the maroon and gold.

The 6-0 215-pound Terrell Davis committed to Washington State last June but with the coaching change in Pullman he realized that he would not fit in the Cougars' plans. Arizona State and Idaho have been recruiting him in earnest for the last several weeks and on Saturday night Sun Devil assistant coach Chip Long personally visited the Mount Douglas running back to officially offer him as scholarship.

The rest as they say is history.

"I was excited when coach Thomsen started to call me saying how Arizona State was interested in me," Davis recalled. "He told me how much they like my high character and my running style. He said that I'm very physical but that I can also run past defenders (Davis reported a 40-time of 4.52) and read the defense. I guess they liked the whole package.

"I was already planning to visit ASU on Friday (January 13th) and if they offered me on the visit I would have committed then too. It's a great school and I knew I would commit to them as soon as they offered. I watched some stuff on the Internet about them and I could tell that they are a good program."

As a senior Davis rushed for 1,355 yards (averaging over 9 yards a carry) and scored 20 touchdowns. He carried the ball 150 times and had no fumbles on the year. Davis also played linebacker, as well as punter and kicker.

"Obviously high school football in Canada is very different than the U.S.," Davis acknowledged. "You don't have the big stadiums and big crowds, but just a few parents who come out and watch the games. It's obviously a much higher level of competition there (in the U.S.), but I'm looking forward to the challenge playing at the college level."

With his pledge Davis becomes the first high school player to commit under ASU head coach in the 2012 class.

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