Would BC star translate to WSU, Pac-12?

ONE OF THE official visitors coming to Washington State this weekend presents an interesting question. He didn't play against top flight high school competition and schools are wary of that when it comes to extending scholies. On the other, they just haven't figured out a way to coach speed yet. And Marcus Davis certainly has speed.

Davis, out of Mt. Douglas High in Victoria, BC., doesn't hold an offer from the Cougs or anyone else headed into his Palouse visit this weekend. But he's captivating enough that Wazzu will spend one of their official visits on him.

"They've said they like my character, that I represent myself well… I'm interesting in getting an overall feeling on what the campus is like and just to talk to the coaches, get a feel for what they do there," said Davis.

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In 2013, Davis (5-10, 180, 4.39) exploded for 2,034 hashes on just 131 carries (15.15 ypc) with 29 TDs this past season. He also had 32 receptions for 861 yards with 12 more TDs. He returned three punt returns plus a kickoff for touchdowns.

For all those touches, Davis did not fumble once throughout his senior campaign.

"I use my speed well in space, getting away from guys in space is one of my good points, one of my strong points on the playing field," said Davis. "At my high school I played some receiver too so Washington State has said they like how I catch the ball out of the backfield."

Davis has seen the most recruiting love this season from Washington State, Arizona State, Ohio, Montana, Eastern and Idaho State. He's been hearing most from WSU since the holidays.

"They've just been telling me what to expect on the visit and things like that… The only other recent school I've been talking to is Idaho State," said Davis. "I'll probably talk again to Coach Russell or Coach Mastro just before I go down there, I'm really looking forward to the visit and to see what they have there."

  • The BC Province calls Davis "one of the most special players in the history of B.C. high school football." Davis was named British Columbia's AAA Player of the Year -- for the second straight year -- in late November.

  • Davis' brother, Terrell Davis, who was at one time verbally committed to WSU, ultimately signed with ASU as part of their 2012 class. He's built differently, at 6-0, 240 pounds. The redshirt freshman running back for the Sun Devils did not record any statistics this past season according to the ASU site and was listed as the third-string RB in the most recent release.

  • Davis as a senior posted 48 tackles as a defensive back, with six interceptions including one for score.

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