Offensive lineman Wyatt Davis is among the elite prospects out West, currently rated the No. 2 offensive guard and No. 13 overall recruit in the nation. He currently plays tackle for the Braves and has the athleticism to play the position in college but we love his upside more as an interior lineman and feel his size, strength and toughness will allow him to see the field early.
On the recruiting front, Davis has already taken several visits all over the country. His most recent visit was to UCLA last weekend.
"I've probably been up to UCLA about 10 times now since my sophomore year," Davis said. "I didn't get to make it out to any spring practices so it was good to get up to UCLA for the day and hang out with [offensive line] coach [Adrian] Klemm. We have a great relationship and I'm very comfortable with him.
"We talked about academics and I had some football questions, too. I always ask him about what I can be doing better as a player. There weren't any other coaches on campus that day but I have a good relationship with the rest of the staff and Coach [Jim] Mora, so I like UCLA a lot."
Davis has also been up to USC a number of times as well and said he's building a nice relationship with the Trojans new OL coach.
"I like Coach Calloway a lot, we talk all the time," Davis said. "I was there for the Spring Game, that was my last visiting but I went up for a few spring practices and I'm really impressed with what I've seen from them so far.
"I think Coach Calloway is really changing the culture along the offensive line and they're going to be pretty dominant in the next few years. I like his style of coaching a lot and it has been fun watching him teach the guys this spring."
Stanford is another school mentioned with Davis quite a bit and he attended the Cardinal Junior Day earlier this year.
"I think I fit in pretty well at Stanford," Davis said. "I have a good relationship with Coach Bloomgren, he was at our Showcase last week along with the DB coach, Coach Akina, who will be my primary recruiter. You can't go wrong with Stanford, they have the perfect combination of academics and football so I like them a lot."
One school making a big impression on Davis is his most recent scholarship offer, the Ohio State Buckeyes.
"It was pretty crazy because when I talked to them, they said they didn't even know who I was," Davis said. "They said they don't really recruit lineman outside the Midwest, when they come to the West Coast, they come for skill players or an occasional defensive lineman like Haskell Garrett.
"Haskell is actually the one who told them about me. He had me call up Coach Hinton and we had a good talk and he told me how upset they were about being late on me but they wanted to offer. Then I talked to Coach Meyer and that was incredible. He told me he watched my tape and said I was a heck of a player and they really liked me a lot.
"When I told my dad I had just talked to Coach Meyer, he was even excited for me. It's an incredible program and you know when you go there, you're going to be competing for Championships so I definitely have a lot of interest. It doesn't bother me at all that the offer came a little later than others, I'm excited to visit."
Davis will not only check out the Buckeyes but eight other programs over the next few months as well.
"The week after school is out, I'm going to visit Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State," Davis said. "I've never been to any of those schools so I'm excited to check them all out. Then I'll come home, rest up a bit and take an SEC swing through Florida, Georgia and LSU and will stop at Oklahoma before coming home.
"I visited Florida and loved it there. The other schools will be first time visits for me. Then I'll come for a bit and then my last visits will be to Oregon and Washington. This will be my first time visiting the Ducks so it should be good. I checked out UW just a few months ago and really liked it there a lot. I want my parents to come and see, that's why I'm coming back. The staff is so genuine and the facilities blew me away."
Following his visits, Davis said he'll begin to cut his list and could come out with a top five at The Opening Finals in early July. Alabama is one school who has already made the cut and he'll take an official visit to see the Tide (Oct. 1).
"That's the only visit I have set right now," Davis said. "That was my first offer and I have a good relationship with those coaches. I talk with Coach Cristobal a lot and Lane Kiffin just came out to my school a week or so ago so I feel really good about their program and how I would fit in there.
"After I take all these unofficial visits, I'll have a better idea what I want to do. There's a couple of schools I have in mind but until I take these visits, I won't be able to say for sure, where I'll be taking my official trips to.
"It's going to be a really hard process, just cutting my list to 15 was hard. I know I need to do it though, right now, I'm getting hit up via text or DM by about 30 coaches every day so I know I need to get my list down to make things easier on me. By the end of the summer, I should be able to figure out what I'm doing and then go from there."