BREAKING: A world of speed is headed to WSU

DOMINIC DAVIS MIGHT just be the fastest 2015 prospect in the entire state of California. He held offers from USC, UCLA, Washington and more. But the opportunity to play slot receiver in Mike Leach’s Air Raid was too compelling to let go by and he went crimson on Thursday...

"Yes sir, it's official," Davis (5-10, 175), texted CF.C moments ago about his pledge to Washington State.

Davis clocked the fastest 40 time at the SoCal NIKE Camp with a 4.40 (electronic)

Washington State assistant Paul Volero ran the recruiting point on the Bishop Alemany High product, rated a three-star running back by Scout.com.

But Davis, who was named first team all-Serra as a junior, told Cougfan.com earlier this week that WSU liked him at inside receiver.

And that was more than fine with Davis.

“Washington State has offered me at receiver and I'm very comfortable at that position," said Davis.

Davis, described by Scout.com analyst Greg Biggins as a true game breaker, clocked a 10.51 in the state 100m finals this spring and will be the favorite to win the title next year.

But he isn’t a track guy playing football.

At this month’s Battle At The Beach passing tournament against Valencia, Davis had approximately 15-18 receptions, including three for scores. On one play he scored a touchdown on a short pass from 30-yards out despite it being a game of one-hand touch.

“His first two steps are so explosive and he's at full speed after just a few strides. He has great hands, a very strong lower body and plenty of room to fill out in his upper body,” says Biggins.

Biggins was able to get hold of Davis after his verbal pledge and called it a business decision.

"I know this may surprise some people but I had to make a business decision and I just think long term, this makes the most sense for me," said Davis. "USC and UCLA both liked me as a running back and I just don't see myself as a running back in college.

"I see myself as a slot receiver and the offense at Washington State really fits me well. I think I'll have a chance to step in and catch a ton of balls there and make an immediate impact. I did a lot of research on this, it wasn't a quick decision. I took the emotion out of it and decided where I felt like I would fit in the best and that was at Washington State."

Davis also said the Cougar coaching staff played a huge role.

"They recruited me harder than anyone and I developed a great relationship with those guys," Davis said. "I really feel like I could trust them and they care about me. Coach Volero was my primary recruiter and we really hit it off. I talked with Coach Yost as well and he'll be my position coach.

"The thing with Washington State is they sold me on creating my own legacy. The other schools talked about me being the next Reggie Bush or the next so and so and I don't want to have to live up to someone else. I just want to be the first Dominic Davis and I can do that at Washington State."

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