B2G ELITE: Wyatt a rising junior

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Wyatt Davis already has his pick of schools as a rising junior, so what can USC say to sway California's top 2017 offensive lineman?

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive guard Wyatt Davis is the lead dog for top rated offensive linemen in California for the class 2017.

The 6-foot-4, 295-pound four-star has scholarship offers from all five major conferences and Notre Dame. Davis earned his scholarship offer from USC during the Trojans spring ball practices.

“I actually went down there on a visit and I just wanted to check it out,” said Davis. “You know I live in California, and I haven’t really been up there as much as I should have, but I went up there on a visit and checked it out and I was able to meet all the coaches.

“Towards the end of my visit, that was when Coach Sark (Steve Sarkisian) told me I was getting offered a scholarship. That was definitely a surprise for me at the time because I didn’t think they were going to pull the trigger at first, but it was a great experience.”

Having seen USC practice in person, Davis received a brief tour of the facilities before meeting with Trojan offensive line coach, Bob Connelly.

“He just seems like a great coach, and I was able to actually see him coach up at the spring game too, and a couple of practices,” said Davis. “I’d say that’s primarily the thing that’s intrigued me the most about USC.

“I’ve been in contact with him a lot and I’ve really started to develop a good relationship with him. I’m really able to see the type of person he is and he’s always been a great guy. I would definitely say Coach [Bob] Connelly is what intrigues me the most about the program.”

Davis disposition on the field is what intrigues Bob Connelly about the rising junior lineman.

“All the coaches have been saying they really like my aggressive and nasty play, that’s what they said stood out the most,” said Davis. “[Also] my good feet… they were all saying I had really good footwork, and good balance.”

With scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma, Miami and USC, Davis has a diverse list of college choices to choose from.

“I haven’t really started to narrow it down,” said Davis. “I’ve been kind of just enjoying the ride right now… that’s what you could say.”

USC does have an in with Davis through Brave alum and current USC starting offensive guard Damien Mama.

“I was actually able to spend some time with Damien,” said Davis. “I was a freshman and he was a senior and he took me under his wing. I was definitely able to spend some time with him… so, yeah, he’s been recruiting me a little bit.”

In the context of recruiting, mamas are tough to beat.

“He said USC is just like St. John Bosco,” said Davis. “It’s another big brotherhood. We’re all there for the same goal and the same purpose, that’s what he’s been saying.”

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