Wes Davis Gets Discovered

The 6-1, 180-pound safety from Spring Valley (Calif.) Steele Canyon, <b>Wes Davis</b>, had a good showing at UCLA's Skills Camp last weekend. He talks about how he's just starting to hear from the Pac-10...

An excellent student off the field, Spring Valley (Calif.) Steele Canyon safety Wesley Davis (6-1, 180) is a top prospect on the field, both at receiver and at safety.

But his passion to "give out hits rather than get hit" is what makes him a future safety in college.

"I'll be a big part of our offense this fall, but safety is where my heart is. I'm the right size for safety and I love to hit people," said Davis.

Davis attended UCLA's Skills Camp this past weekend, and it turned out to be a good experience for him. "It went real well. I had a hard time playing corner and realized why I'm a safety now," said Davis. "The coaches were really helpful and encouraging. Coach (Karl) Dorrell came up to me and talked with me, and he had a lot going on, and he didn't have to do that, but it meant a lot to me."

Receivers coach Dino Babers is recruiting Davis for UCLA. "Coach Babers is a really cool coach. I've talked with him quite a bit. He's from San Diego, too. He's a great guy. All the coaches I've met were really cool."

While Davis has yet to receive a scholarship offer, he has been hearing more from colleges lately, particularly from the Pac-10 as well as Colorado and Nebraska.

"I really want to stay in California, so my top three are UCLA, USC and California. I mean, if a good opportunity comes up outside of California, I'd take it, but I want to stay out here."

During his junior campaign, Davis had 75 tackles and 7 interceptions from his safety position. With five games left, he began to see time at receiver and tallied 19 receptions for 405 yards.

Davis is doing well academically, carrying a 4.1 GPA and scoring a 990 on the old-style SAT.

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