5-star OL Wyatt Davis Will Visit UCLA This Spring

Apr. 1 -- Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco five-star offensive guard Wyatt Davis visited Washington during the week, will visit Stanford this weekend and has a couple other Pac-12 schools on the agenda, including a day at UCLA...

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (6-4, 316) is doing his rounds to a few Pac-12 schools this spring.


Davis will head up to UCLA this spring to watch the Bruins practice and spend time with offensive line coach Adrian Klemm.

"When I go up to UCLA, it's me hanging out with Coach Klemm," said Davis.  "I really like Coach Klemm, our relationship is going really well, we talk every week.  And Coach (Jim) Mora, I talk to him every now and then.  I'm going to head up there for a spring practice in the next week or two and spend some time on campus with Coach Klemm and hopefully the other coaches and watch them practice."

Earlier this week, Davis was at Washington.

Davis and teammate Terrell Bynum were on campus and while Bynum had been to Seattle a couple of times, it was the first visit for Davis to Montlake.

"I loved it, it was great," said Davis.  "It definitely blew away my expectations.  That was my first time visiting.  Their whole academic support program, that really blew me away and how much it benefitted their athletes."

Davis also got a chance to sit down with head coach Chris Petersen and offensive line coach Chris Strausser.

"They're both recruiting me pretty hard and they're the main ones I talk to," said Davis.  "I love everything about Coach Pete.  I like what Coach Pete is all about.  The whole coaching staff seems genuine.  Coach Strausser, the offensive line coach, is recruiting me and I also talked to Bush Hamdan, he's Terrell's recruiter and for the area."

Davis said the facilities also left a big impression on him.

"That's what honestly really blew me away," said Davis.  "I was not expecting the facilities to be that nice.  The stadium was nice and especially where the coaches office were, seeing the lake in the background, that was awesome."

It was the only out-of-state visit Davis had on the docket for the spring.

This weekend, he'll visit Stanford and he's visited USC for a spring practice.  Plus, he's been to California, where his brother David played, a number of times.

"I'm heading to Stanford (Friday)," said Davis.  "I've been up there before, for the Cal game, but I'm going to really get to visit them this time."

Offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren is recruiting Davis and his favorite lineman to watch in college football, Josh Garnett, just won the Outland Trophy for the Cardinal.

"That's the one thing I really love about Stanford's football program is that every single year, they put out lineman," said Davis.  "They have my favorite college lineman to watch, Josh Garnett, and I try mimicking his stuff and how he's doing it, in practice ands even in games.  I really like what they have going and the package where they just line up all the linemen and maul that front on fourth and inches."

USC had Davis on campus earlier this spring and he's getting to know new offensive line coach Neil Callaway and likes what he's seen so far.

"Coach Callaway and I were able to spend some time together and I got to know him the last time," said Davis.  "I'm excited to see what they'll do with their offensive line this year.  I really like Coach (Clay) Helton too.  I've known him since sixth grade, his son and I played on the same Pop Warner team for two years."

Cal is where his brother just finished his career and he's sincerely looking at the Bears.

"I'm looking at them pretty seriously," said Davis.  "I really like Coach (Brandon) Jones a lot.  I'm interested in the new offensive scheme with the new offensive coordinator (Jake Spavital) coming in.  And I really like Coach (Sonny) Dykes.  I talk to him on a regular basis."

Two of his former Bosco teammates are at UCLA and Washington and Bosco has had a few others go to USC that predated his time at Bosco, but still are in touch.  And then David occasionally mentions Cal with him.

"Whenever I go up to UCLA, Josh (Rosen) is always trying to recruit me and when I was up at Washington, Sean McGrew was hitting me up a lot asking me 'what do you think, we need you there, please come,' while the USC guys are like 'come here, but do what's best for you," said Davis.  "And my brother will every once in a while talk up Cal, but he also wants me to do what's best for me."

Later in the spring, Davis will visit Michigan and Notre Dame and he plans to check out Alabama in the summer and likely again in the fall.

"My dad said I should take at least three visits, but I think I'll take all five official visits," said Davis.  "The one I know for sure I want to go to is Alabama, but I'm still trying to figure out the other schools."

Davis has already been invited to The Opening Finals in Beaverton, making it six years in a row that Bosco has had a player invited to the finals, the only West Coast school to have a player selected every year.

"I was so happy and so excited for that," said Davis.  "That's going to be the only camp I'm doingi the rest of the way."

Academically, Davis has a 3.4 GPA and will take the ACT in April and the SAT in May.

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