With spring football out of the way, five-star guard Wyatt Davis is ready to kick off a Midwest recruiting tour that will include stops at Notre Dame, Michigan and Ohio State.
The 6-foot-4, 315-pounder from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif., is scheduled to arrive in South Bend on June 13.
“I'm probably going to be staying out that way for a good amount of time because I'm also checking out Michigan and Ohio State,” he said. “I'll probably be out there for at least a week and a half or maybe longer. My dad has business out there so it works out well.”
Notre Dame gets the first crack.
“They're going to be the first school that we visit,” he said. “We're going to spend at least two days at each school. I talked to coach (Harry) Hiestand about it. I'm pretty much going to be able to sit in on meetings, meet all the coaches and get the whole tour and academic tour. It's probably going to be the same for every school I visit.”
Davis has already learned a lot about the Irish from high school teammate D.J. Morgan, who signed with Notre Dame in February and will be on campus when Davis arrives.
“I wouldn't go to a school because of this but it's pretty cool that I'm going to have a dude on my team, D.J. Morgan, he's going to be up there if I decide to go there,” Davis said. “That would be really cool knowing someone there. They're pretty high among everyone else. I haven't really cut down schools yet because I’m waiting to see how these trips go. I'm really excited for them. I've heard a lot of good things about Notre Dame and South Bend. I'm pretty excited.”
Morgan has done his part to help the Irish cause.
“He's excited,” Davis said. “He can't wait. He's always trying to recruit me. He said, ‘Four years for 40 years and the rest of your life with that degree.’”
Davis has plans to visit several other schools but hopes to take a short break between his Midwest swing and his July trip to Oregon to participate in The Opening Finals.
“I'm going to relax a little bit because that's a bunch of schools and traveling,” he said. “I'm going to try to head out to Florida again and Alabama; I'm probably going to head out there just for an official visit. They're the only official visit I have planned right now. I'm going there when they play Kentucky. I'm going to head up to LSU. I can't wait to see them and I think that's it. “
Scout.com ranks Davis as the 13th best prospect in the nation.