Davis likes what he's hearing about UW

One of the top running backs on the West Coast this year will be Lincoln (Stockton, Ca.) RB Justin Davis and Washington has already sent an offer his way. Dawgman.com spoke to the talented runner recently and he updated us on things including how much he knows about the Husky football program...

"Well, I know Louis Rankin and Curtis Shaw both went there," Davis told Dawgman.com. "I also know they have rebounded from a couple of years ago when they didn't win any games and now they have been in bowl games the past couple of years.

"I've talked to some people down here and they are turning some heads. Recruits down in this area are paying attention to what they are doing and their successes."

The two Husky coaches running point on Davis' recruitment are Tosh Lupoi and Joel Thomas, the man who would be his position coach should he opt to commit to Washington.

"Coach Tosh is a great coach and he's recruiting my area and I've spoken to coach Thomas a couple of times," Davis noted. "I've never been up to Seattle and I was hoping to make it up for their Junior Day, but I don't think I'll be able to make it so I will try and make it up there for some of their spring practices."

In addition to the offer from Washington, Davis also has offers from Boise State, California, Michigan, Mississippi, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oregon State, UCLA, USC and Washington State with his most recent offer coming from the Trojans at their Junior Day this past weekend.

"It was my first Junior Day experience and it was real cool," Davis said. "They are a traditionally great program and it was great to get the offer because of the talent level they have down there.

"For me to get an offer from them, it means a lot."

Davis classifies himself as a power-back with the speed to turn plays into long gainers.

"I'm definitely a power back, but I'm explosive," Davis said. "I run a 4.6 forty, but I play a lot faster than that on the field.

"One thing I'm working on this summer is to just get bigger and add more muscle," Davis said. "I'm 6'1", 195 pounds and I'd like to be over 200 by the start of my senior season.

"I just want to have the best year yet for my senior year. I want to help lead our team to a championship. I figure there isn't a point in playing if you aren't planning on winning a championship."

As a sophomre in 2010, Davis totaled 1,316 yards and 20 touchdowns and was named to the All-State Underclass team that year.

In 2011, Davis followed up his outstanding sophomore campaign by racking up 2,613 yards and 39 touchdowns.

We will have more from Davis in the coming weeks and months as the 2013 recruiting cycle moves along.

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