Davis Visits USC, Still Firm on Stanford

Four-star linebacker (and quarterback) Noor Davis talks about last weekend's visit to USC, his rapport with Trojan coaches and what he thinks of the program. Despite taking an official visit, the Florida native seems satisfied with Stanford.

While the list of offers is long for Leesburg (Fl.) High's Noor Davis, the list of possibilities is short.

The four-star linebacker who sports a 4.3 GPA is a high commodity by many, including schools in the SEC, Big 10 and Pac-12. While he's still being courted by a variety of schools, Davis says he remains committed to Stanford.

"I'm really firm with Stanford. I don't know what it would take for me to decommit," Davis said.

USC Coach Ed Orgeron hopes it's feeling comfortable. Offensive guard Jordan Simmons has been trying to get Davis on board, as well as incoming linebacker recruits Scott Starr and Jabari Ruffin.

"USC is definitely [a great school]. They have great tradition and it's an excellent academic school in a perfect location in Los Angeles," he said.

Davis is fresh off the USC campus after a visit this past weekend when the Trojans' routed their rival the UCLA Bruins 50-0.

"It was a very good experience," he said. "I got a chance to get an in depth look at the program.

"All of the [coaches] were there, they talked to me and expressed their interest in me. They think I could play all three linebacker positions and make an immediate impact as a freshman."

While USC has talented recruits in Starr and Ruffin, the idea of competing wouldn't steer Davis away from a program.

"No its not at all wherever you go you have to compete, I'm not worried about that," he said.

Davis has taken officials to Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Stanford and USC. He has plans for two additional schools, aside from Stanford, to do in-home visits. While he won't state what programs will come by the Florida native's home, he alluded that one of the remaining two was USC.

"After [those visits] I'll start to think about it and discuss it with my parents," Davis said.

He said his parents are encouraging him to explore his options and talk with programs, although he said Stanford is still at the top of his list.

Davis has also played quarterback in high school. He made his commitment to the Cardinal in a ceremony back in May, with Florida, Notre Dame, USC and Alabama hats next to Stanford.

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