Bruins Still After Davis

SEP. 10 -- UCLA is still recruiting the Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany athlete and Washington State commit, Dominic Davis...

Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany running back Dominic Davis committed to Washington State during the summer, without having visited Pullman.

But on his first trip to the Evergreen State, he had a memorable performance, rushing 25 times for a career-high 183 yards and three touchdowns, including 109 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to help Alemany beat Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic.

“The words are indescribable,” said Davis. “We came up here tired and jet lagged, but we handled business. “We didn’t play around, took this team seriously and came away with the win. I was pretty satisfied with how I did. I practiced hard and took this whole week serious and it paid off and showed in the game.”

Davis’ rise since track season ended culminated with offers from both of the local schools, but in somewhat of a surprise, he committed to Washington State, sight unseen, in July.

“When I committed to Washington State, I did my research,” said Davis. “Now, I’m back to not caring what position I play in college but at the time, I wanted to be a slot guy and I looked up their numbers and those of everyone else in my top four and I was blown away with how efficient they are.”

Davis said he still remains committed to the Cougars.

“I’m pretty much solid but the home schools have been recruiting me quite a bit and Washington still is too,” said Davis. “We’ll see how the season plays out and I’ll reevaluate where I’m at.”

Davis has been to USC and UCLA a number of times and plans to visit both as well as Washington and of course, Washington State.

“Washington State is still recruiting me the hardest, Coach (Joe) Volero mainly,” said Davis. “The day I committed, I talked to dang near the whole staff. They’ve been on me and open with me from the beginning.”

Their rivals, Washington, were at the game against Eastside Catholic, with receivers coach Brent Pease and head coach Chris Petersen looking on.

“I’m still hearing from them and I knew they were coming to the game, so that was cool,” said Davis. “I’ll be visiting them officially.”

The hometown schools haven’t given up on Davis either.

“USC offered me as a running back and then switched me to athlete, but I don’t care, I really am an athlete,” said Davis. “Coach Tui (Marques Tuiasosopo) and Coach (Johnny) Nansen are the main ones recruiting me for USC.”

Across town, UCLA is still doing what they can to recruit Davis.

“UCLA likes me as an athlete too and I really talk with Coach (Jim) Mora and to Coach Angus (McClure),” said Davis. “I think they like me more as a slot.”

Davis is open to any position at this point.

“If I had to pick, honestly, I couldn’t really even decide,” said Davis. “I feel good on both sides of the ball. I definitely want to return kicks and punts though.”

Davis said he’ll take at least four official visits, but likely will take all five, though the fifth school is uncertain.

“I think I will take all my official visits,” said Davis. “I promised my mom and she told me to keep my options open and I’m going to listen to her.”

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