Get To Know 2017: OG Wyatt Davis

Feb. 9 -- Five-star offensive guard Wyatt Davis has blown up nationally, but UCLA figures to be in the mix for him until the end...

EVALUATION

Wyatt Davis is a big, strong, powerful offensive line prospect who has already blown up on the national stage, with offers from a litany of the biggest programs in the country. It's easy to see why he's drawn so much interest, as he has already exhibited advanced run-blocking ability for a high school junior. He's a big guy already, all of 6'4 and 295 pounds, without much bad weight, and it's easy to see him tightening his body up by his first or second year in a college program. He has very good feet, which has allowed him to play tackle for St. John Bosco the last two years, but he probably projects best as a guard at the next level, where he can reach his destiny of being a road-grader and mauler on the interior. He would give a college program a little bit of versatility, though, because he has played tackle at a pretty high level in high school, and could probably fill in on the right side in a pinch if need be. As with most high school offensive linemen, he'll need to improve his pass protection at the college level, but he's so good as a run blocker already that he projects to play early in his career, almost certainly by his second year in a college program.

RECRUITMENT

UCLA has been heavily involved with Davis from early spring of last year, with Davis taking an unofficial visit to campus before spring practice last year. He was offered in the middle of March by the Bruins, and UCLA has been in the mix since. Davis is also being heavily recruited by several national programs, with a host of SEC schools, Stanford, USC, and a variety of others all having offered. He's an L.A. kid, obviously, and most of the best Bosco prospects over the last few years have either ended up at USC or UCLA, so there's some feeling around the recruitment that it could end up a crosstown battle for his services. Davis has already built up a very good relationship with UCLA offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, who has been recruiting him since the summer when he returned to the recruiting trail. Unlike with Darnay Holmes, who we profiled yesterday, it's unlikely that Davis makes an early decision, as he's yet to trim his list and doesn't plan to until just before his senior season. He'll likely take all of his official visits before making a decision, but it's a fair bet that UCLA, with Klemm making Davis a big priority, will be heavily in the mix until the end.

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