HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Dominic Davis dominated the Battle At The Beach passing tournament Saturday, leaving defenders lunging in his wake.
Davis is set for a big year, and as Alemany head coach Dean Herrington
said Saturday, “If he doesn’t catch 80 balls this season I should be
If the tournament lasted for more than a day, Davis may have caught 80
passes this past weekend. Davis broke his collarbone going into his
sophomore season at Alemany, so his junior season was his first
playing varsity football.
But there shouldn’t be that much surprise over Davis’ performance.
Davis went to a single session of Rising Stars Camp last month and
earned a scholarship offer on the spot. Of course, that was an
unexpected turn of events.
“It definitely took me by surprise because I wasn’t a big fan of USC
until I went to the camp and saw how cool the coaches were,” said
Davis. “One of the coaches I was talking to on Twitter, and he said it
was worth it to come out.
“I went out for one session, and I guess I freaked it out there.”
USC assistant coach Marques Tuiasosopo is recruiting Davis for the
Trojans. While the 5-foot-10, 175-pound three-star plays tailback and
cornerback for Alemany, offense is where Steve Sarkisian want him for
“He really likes me at running back because that’s really one of the
team needs,” said Davis. “He didn’t sign a running back fro my class,
so he sees me as a running back catches the ball kind of like the
Bishop Sankey of the offense.”
The camp was an eye opening experience for Davis, who doesn’t see
himself leaving the Pac-12 region for college.
“I don’t see myself going far — even if it is in state,” said Davis.
“But I like (USC) because it’s a prestigious school and a degree from
there means a lot.”
Unlike many recruits around this time of year, Davis has no immediate
plans to narrow down his college options before the start of his
senior season. While he will eventually narrow down his focus before
committing, schools will be eliminated as he takes official visits.
“I see myself visiting four to five schools, and then after the visits
I will know at least two of the schools I’ll want to go to,”
said Davis. “Right now I’m looking at Washington, Washington State,
USC, UCLA and Oregon if they offer.”
Davis has no plans of committing early, and while he wants to stay
close to home for college, he is intrigued by what other scholarship
offers may come once he gets more exposure.
“Whoever likes me likes me,” said Davis. “Even if I don’t come in and
start my freshman year, I do want t get some playing time - kind get
the feel of college ball. That will be big in factoring where I go to
Track is also a factor in Davis decision on a college. Running a 10.5
in the 100-meters earlier this spring, Davis has legitimate sprinting
aspirations at the next level.
“I do want to run track in college to keep my speed because I’m not a
big guy and I want to keep my speed up,” said Davis. “I want to run the
100, 200 and 4x100 relay. Whatever as long as I’m running track.”
On that front, several track programs have caught his eye as he
researches football programs.
“I know USC has always been dominant, but I’m also impressed with
Oregon’s track program and I like Washington too in the Pac-12,” said
Davis. “Those are the only schools I like that are good in track too.”
Dominic Davis dominates
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