Davis not done listening to USC

Alemany running back Dominic Davis scored four times in the first half in his last full game against Chaminade. Davis finished 71-yards rushing and 72-yards receiving on seven catches for a total of five touchdowns.

One of the state’s most dynamic play makers finally found something that can slow him down.

Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany four-star running back Dominic Davis spent Friday night on the sidelines for the Warriors 24-23 win over Loyola with an ankle injury.

“Well, two weeks back I sprained my ankle at the Chaminade game,” said Davis. “I didn’t practice the following week. And then the first play of kick return against Bishop Amat I hurt it again and I’ve been out ever since.

“If we would have lost, I don’t know how I would have handled that. I would have felt guilty probably, but I think we’ll be fine.

“The team needs me and I need the team. Hopefully I can get back next week.”

Every football team needs a 10.47 100-meter sprinter in their offensive arsenal, and despite his commitment to Washington State, several Pac-12 schools have continued to position themselves for Davis’ signature in February.

USC wanted to do so this weekend in a blowout win versus Colorado, but that didn’t happen.

”With my ankle injury, my mom didn’t want me on too much,” said Davis. “I was at the house icing it all weekend getting ready for next week, but I’ll be at every other home game.”

The Trojan coaching staff has continued to recruit Davis hard, and while he didn’t make Saturdays game, he has seen enough of USC’s offense under Steve Sarkisian to see a fit.

“They have a good offensive line and the scheme Coach Sark comes up with is perfect for me, so we’ll see.

“Coach (Sarkisian) is likable guy. He’s social and he’s a down to earth dude. I like how he coaches. He doesn’t really yell at his players. He doesn’t belittle them. He kind of encourages everybody.”

Hypothetically, Davis can already see himself in the Trojans offense.

“I’m more like Adoree (Jackson, but you could say Buck Allen too because he does a lot for that team, in the pass game and the run game,” said Davis. “Wherever I fit in best, I think that’s where I’ll be going.”

With the Trojans playing most of its 2014 signing class, and still down more than 20 scholarship players from a full roster of 85, Davis is encouraged by the thought of contributing as a true freshman at USC.

“Yeah. I think, if I’m not mistaken, they have 11 total freshmen on defense and offense starting, so it’s a good sign,” Davis.

But all of this talk about USC overshadows the fact that he is still committed to Washington State. Davis does admit, his decision to commit may have been premature.

“This time, this go round, I’ll probably choose what’s best for the family and education always comes first,” said Davis.

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