Big News from Bruce Davis

Bruce Davis, the Texas defensive end who is verballed to Texas, makes the trip to UCLA's camp and says some pretty candid things about his commitment and his connection to UCLA...

Bruce Davis, 6-3, 220, League City (Tex.) Clear Creek, has verbally committed to Texas, but said if UCLA offered him the Texas verbal "wouldn't hold up."

He went on to say: "If UCLA offers, I'll be here definitely. UCLA is my first choice."

So, just to reiterate, if UCLA offered, he'd de-commit from Texas and commit to UCLA? "Yes, if they offered."

Davis is an impressive prospect, as evident by his performance at the UCLA camp Tuesday. He, physically, right now, looks more like a linebacker, but he's only 16 years old, still very lanky, with very long arms (which is a big asset) and he looks like he could still grow and fill out. He showed great quickness in the one-on-one drills, with some nice spin moves and quick feet.

He has emerged this spring as a big-time prospect, showing off his quickness in various camps and combines. Even with so many great defensive ends in Texas, many Texas scouts believe that Davis is among the best in the state. TheInsiders currently ranks Davis as the #20 defensive end prospect in the country. Bruce Davis Database Profile

His body, too, is one that is interesting. If he gets bigger, he has a chance to be a very quick defensive end. If he stays close to the same size, or maybe just a little bigger, he could project as a strongside linebacker. From the looks of his body, and his age, you would believe that he might get considerably bigger.

"Yeah, I think I will," Davis said. "I don't think I'm close to being finished growing."

Davis also has some size in his family, some pedigree, and a connection to UCLA, being the son of the former UCLA player by the same name. Bruce Davis was a UCLA offensive tackle from 1975 to 1978, who then, after being drafted in the 11th round in 1979 by the Oakland Raiders, played 8 seasons for the Raiders. He was then traded to the Houston Oilers in 1987, so a one-year-old little Bruce moved from Los Angeles to Texas.

"But I still feel like California is where I'm from," Davis laughed. "I love it out here. This is where my parents went. I mean, it's a great place."

Davis said his parents don't necessarily want him to stay in Texas. "They'd be happy if I were happy. They want me to go where I want to go."

He said he has a 3.0 GPA and scored an 890 on his SAT.


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