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Wyatt Davis dominates

LA MIRADA, Calif. — The St. John Bosco Braves opened the 2016 season Friday behind the blocking of junior left tackle Wyatt Davis.

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco junior offensive tackle Wyatt Davis opened the season Friday with a key match up against Matador defensive end and USC commit Keanu Saleapaga.

Helping the Braves to an impressive 76-8 victory over La Mirada, Davis was well prepared for his opponent.

“I actually went up against him last year when he was at Cabrillo, so I knew he was a great payer,” said Davis. “This was going to be a big game for me because I had the chance to go up against someone good.

“I was studying him a lot and looking at what flaws I could attack to block him well throughout the game.”

Davis even racked up a pancake block against Saleapaga in the game.

“That was petty nice, smiled Davis. “He’s taller than me, so my whole thing practicing this week was playing low and using leverage. I was focused on firing off the ball, which I did and was successful.”

Davis already has scholarship offers from all over the country, including Alabama, Notre Dame, USC and UCLA.

While he plans on hitting some local college football games this year, Davis has already seen USC play this fall.

I went down there for fall practice and I’ve already been there multiple times,” said Davis. “Their offense line looked great and I can see myself fitting in there.

“There are a few school a feel that way about though. I’m more of a physical player who likes to run block. I love run plays and that’s how USC’s offense is.”

When not at USC, Davis still hears plenty from USC offensive line coach Bob Connelly.

“I talk to Coach Connelly like every other week,” said Davis. “I’m in contact with him a lot. He’s like having a whole other coach because he’s always talking to me about things I can improve on and ways to get better.

“He’s recruiting me hard. I’ve been seeing all of the commits they’re getting, seeing ultimately I just want to see how things shake out on the offensive line.” Top Stories