Irish offer ‘nasty’ lineman

Notre Dame became the 14th program to offer junior offensive lineman Wyatt Davis, making its move Wednesday. The Irish watched Davis in action during his spring preview and liked the California offensive lineman’s aggressiveness.

Notre Dame’s coaching staff spent spring evaluating talent across the nation.

Irish assistant coach Mike Denbrock visited St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif., to check on four-star junior lineman Wyatt Davis. On Wednesday, Denbrock offered the 6-foot-4, 295-pounder.

“I was very happy because this is a school that I’ve been really trying to go see and go up to on a visit,” Davis said. “I just really want to meet the coaches and see what it’s like out there. I was really excited.”

Notre Dame’s interest in Davis began last winter, but Denbrock’s first look came this spring when Bosco conducted its spring preview.

“They were actually down here a couple months prior for our college preview day,” Davis said. “That’s when all these colleges come down and watch us play in this little spring game. Coach Denbrock is the one that offered me the scholarship. He was the one that was at our campus too. He was watching me but because of NCAA rules I couldn’t really talk to him. He talked to my coach and my coach told me they were very interested and would be giving me a call soon. They hit my coach up and they said they wanted to talk to me. I talked to coach Denbrock on the phone and that’s when he let me know that I got offered.”

Denbrock let Davis know how he’d fit into Notre Dame’s offense.

“They really like my playing style,” Davis said. “They like that I’m aggressive and nasty. They said I’m a perfect fit up there.”

The offer was the 14th for Davis, who hopes to visit South Bend soon.

“Me and my dad are trying to coordinate it,” he said. “We don’t have a sure date right now but we’re definitely trying to get out there.”

Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon State, UCLA and USC also have offered.

Davis hasn’t identified any favorites but hopes to do that after he visits many of those schools.

“I’ve just been kind of enjoying the ride,” he said. “Primarily I’m just focused on this upcoming season. I’ll make my decision later. We’re trying to coordinate all these plans. We’re definitely going to try and do it. Hopefully it happens and I get to see all those schools.”

Davis is listed as an offensive guard but he plays left tackle at Bosco.


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