Davis is headed to Pullman

In somewhat of a surprise, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany athlete Dominic Davis has spurned the two local colleges and will play his college ball at Washington State.

Dominic Davis is one of the most explosive players, not just out west but in the country. After picking up spring scholarship offers from UCLA and then USC, most felt it would be a battle between the two L.A schools for his services.

"I just committed to Washington State," Davis said. "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. 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 said the Cougar coaching staff played a huge role as well.

"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."

Davis has yet to visit Pullman but said that wasn't an issue.

"I know I'll love it there," Davis said. "I've talked to people and gone online to look at the place. I know they're upgrading the facilities and they're incredible. I'm going to visit week four of the season and I'm excited about that.

"I talked it over with my mom and step-dad and they're good with it. My step-dad was saying I should keep my options open but I just felt the timing was right. I have this great opportunity and I didn't want to let it pass me by. I'm real excited about it right now, it's a relief to have it over and I definitely feel good about it and feel I made the right decision for me. Others may not understand but for me, this is the best move."

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