Dominic Davis dominates

Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany running back Dominic Davis was one of, if not the top offensive performer at Saturday's Battle At The Beach in Huntington Beach.

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 fired.”

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 the Trojans.

“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 college.”

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.” Top Stories