Davis, a 6-1, 205-pounder, is a Coug.
“I committed to Washington State," Davis said. "I actually told the coaches a few days after they offered me (two weeks ago) that I was planning to. I’m very excited about this. I love Coach Mike Leach and I love the Air Raid offense. They throw the ball about 50 times a game, which is great.”
Reporter’s note: I saw Davis play in the fall here in New Jersey during the Don Bosco Prep Centennial Classic. In a game vs. St. Peter’s Prep, the state’s Non-Public, Group 4 champs from 2014, Davis really impressed against a solid SPP defense. What stood out to me about the new WSU commit was his decision making. Yes he throws a great ball, but he didn’t ever try and force things and was quite consistent. He finished that game with 329 yards and three touchdowns.
In addition to WSU, Davis also had an offer from Fresno State. As has been previously reported on CF.C, Davis sat behind UCLA true freshman starting QB Josh Rosen the previous two seasons at St. John Bosco and had no sophomore or junior tape.
This season, though, the three-star signal caller threw for 3,612 yards, 40 touchdowns and only four interceptions and added 450 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.
“Coach Leach said he likes the way I throw the ball and how I can run a high-tempo offense,” Davis said. “The system at WSU isn’t much different than what we run at St. John Bosco, they just don’t run the ball as much as we do.”
Davis added that there’s a slight chance he might be able to graduate early and enroll at WSU for the spring semester. He’s going to find out this week if he’ll be able to make that happen.
Should he not be able to enroll this month, Davis said he’ll arrive to the Palouse in June to begin his collegiate career with the Cougars.
“I’m pretty excited about this,” he said. “I’ve been talking a lot with Coach Roy Manning and Coach Eric Mele and they both told me they can’t wait to announce they’ve locked in the best quarterback on the West Coast.
“Hearing that from them was awesome. It just feels good that someone trusts me to be their quarterback. I’m excited to prove myself at the next level and I can’t wait for this journey.”
Davis, who will take his official visit to WSU on Jan. 22, is the third QB to commit to the Cougars for the 2016 class. Ian Book committed to WSU last spring, but then flipped to Notre Dame. Cody Brewer, an August commit, and WSU parted ways on Thursday.
To check out Davis’s impressive senior highlight film, check out the video below.