San Jose State added a wide receiver commit last weekend in Orange (Calif.) Lutheran’s Austin Liles - Now the Spartans are in position to get another receiver just 30 minutes across the Los Angeles area.
L.J. Davis holds offers from BYU, Hawaii, Montana State, Wyoming and most recently San Jose State. Davis tells InsideTheSpartans.com that SJSU is among his early favorites.
“So far it’s really with San Jose, BYU and Hawaii, that’s really my top three right about now,” Davis said. “I don’t know when I would make a decision. I want to keep my options in case any other offers come in, but San Jose State, Hawaii and BYU are ones I’m really going for right now.”
San Jose State first made contact by sending an assistant coach to visit him at his high school this past spring.
“They were considering offering me, but said to go to their camp before they would offer.” Davis explained. “During the camp and the drills, all the coaches started to like my game. After the camp, me and Coach (Andrew) Rolin talked together and a few weeks later I got the offer.”
“He’s a great coach,” Davis added of Rolin. “I already know it would be fun with him. He was teaching us all these routes and how to run them, breaking it down for receivers.”
Davis explained an SJSU skills camp as, “We got weighed, we got our picture taken, we stretched with the coaches. Then we broke off into positions. We started doing drills to better our game. Then we had one-on-ones. That was fun. One-on-one, that was the best thing of the day. We did routes with the quarterbacks. It was all really good.”
The Spartans have used camps to spot out under recruited players, but this camp was a moment for Davis to learn about the Spartans’ coaching staff. He came away impressed.
“I love the coaches’ intensity,” Davis said. “While we were doing the drills, the DB coach was going at it with the receivers coach. That’s the competition that makes practice fun and makes it more exciting. I know it’s a great academically and with sports. They just won the Cure Bowl so I know most of the athletics are good there. I think it’s a great school.”
Davis currently ranks as a three-star recruit by Scout's ratings. Scout also pegs him as the No. 22 receiver in California, No. 32 in the West region and No. 171 nationally in a deep receiver class. He stands at 6-foot-2 and projects as an outside receiver.
“Some of my strengths are my strong hands, route running, being able to go up for the ball, beating the press and speed,” Davis said.