Sam Webb: Before we get into talking about your recruiting, take me back to last year and tell me how your season went.
Wyatt Davis: “Last year, I had a pretty good season but there is still a lot for me to work on. There is a lot of competition in prior seasons, so had to work hard to gain my spot. The school I go to is very competitive. The first couple of games it was weird for me jumping from freshman to varsity. Once I started getting into the groove, I started playing better and had more confidence.”
Sam Webb: Describe your game for me. Give me a scouting report.
Wyatt Davis: “6-4, 315, very physical, very aggressive, great run blocker, has good feet, stays balanced on pass rush, and understands how to use leverage.”
Sam Webb: How many offers are you up to now?
Wyatt Davis: “12.”
Sam Webb: Can you name them all off the top of your head?
Wyatt Davis: “Yes I can. Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma, Arizona, Cal, Florida, Miami, Missouri, Nebraska, UCLA and USC. (edt note: Oregon State has also offered).”
Sam Webb: Did you grow up a fan of any of those schools ?
Wyatt Davis: “Before high school, I was actually a basketball player, because I was too big to play football. I was always aware of all the history behind the programs and how they’re powerhouses out here on the West Coast. I didn’t have a favorite school.”
Sam Webb: When did Michigan start getting involved?
Wyatt Davis: “They actually just got involved. I think I got the offer last week. I’ve always was trying to get in contact with Coach Drevno, even when he was back at USC. When I found out that he moved to Michigan, I started sending my film out to him and. I think they were able to look at it and evaluate it. They gave me an offer and I was super excited.”
Sam Webb: Was there particular interest in Coach Drevno or were you trying to send film to him because he was at USC?
Wyatt Davis: “No interest in him because he’s produced a lot of NFL linemen and I was looking at what he did with the offensive lineman at USC this past year with what he had. They still went super far. He’s a great coach.”
Sam Webb: What are your impressions of Coach Drevno now that you’ve gotten to know him a little bit over the phone?
Wyatt Davis: “I wasn’t able to talk to him for too long, but he was a very nice guy. He seemed great and I’ll be able to see him over the summer when I get out there for a visit I’ve only talked to him one time.”
Sam Webb: As far as factors in your decision, let’s pretend for a second that you’re getting ready to sit down and make your decision. What are going to be the most significant factors in that choice?
Wyatt Davis: “Definitely, the scheme that the team runs. I feel that that pro style offense that runs the ball a lot. The education that comes with that school, a top degree that I could (earn). Most importantly is my relationship with the coaches. That will help determine where I will be attending.”
Sam Webb: Is distance from home going to be a factor for you at all?
Wyatt Davis: “Naw. Distance from home is not an issue for me. My dad played out of state. He played football at Missouri. He did the out of state thing and he loved it and distance is not an issue for me.”
Sam Webb: So what about timeline? I don’t how much if any thought you’ve put into that, but are you going to be kid that waits until signing day to make a decision or are you going to try and get it out of the way sooner than that?
Wyatt Davis: “I haven’t really decided that with my father yet. That’s something we have to figure out what we’re going to do. I’m living in the moment I guess you could say.”
Sam Webb: Have any schools even at this stage in your recruitment started to stick out for you yet?
Wyatt Davis: “I haven’t visited all the schools that have offered me yet. There haven’t been any schools that have stuck out for me yet.”