Davis makes the switch to Washington

Washington has been in pursuit of a pass-rushing defensive end to pair with senior-to-be Daniel Te'o Nesheim and this weekend they were able to talk Cerritos DE Ryan Davis, a Cal verbal, to commit to them instead. Dawgman.com was able to catch up with the pass-rushing phenom recently and he updated us on his visit and what ultimately turned the tables in Washington's favor...

"I just got back from my visit to Washington this afternoon and I wanted to talk to my parents and family about it before I talked with anyone about it," Davis told Dawgman.com on Sunday evening. "It was a great visit and the players and coaches were great and I decided Washington was where I wanted to be.

"I'm a Husky."

On his visit Davis was hosted by LB Mason Foster and he said the junior-to-be broke it down for him truthfully.

"I saw the bad and good of the program," Davis said. "I met with coach (Steve) Sarkisian and coach (Nick) Holt who was recruiting me at USC when he was down there, but the players were what really sold me.

"They said that things are changing. The mindset is different, the work ethic is different, the feeling around things is just different. The atmosphere there was great. I love it and it really sold me on everything there."

Davis had committed to California back in December after his official visit, but what the Bears had planned for him as far as his position went, it wasn't what he thought would fit him best.

"Cal wanted me at linebacker, like what Zach Follet played, and I just didn't see myself in that role," Davis said. "Washington told me they wanted me with my hand down on the ground, rushing the quarterback and that's what I do best."

He sure does.

As a sophomore, Davis totaled 32 tackles, 17 quarterback hurries, 8 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, 3 fumble recoveries, and 2 forced fumbles and was named All-Conference and All-Region for his efforts.

In addition to his offers from Washington and Cal, Davis also had offers from Akron, Hawaii, Kansas, North Carolina State, UNLV, New Mexico State, New Mexico and interest from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State and Arizona State as well.

Davis will sign his letter or intent on Wednesday and he's is on pace to graduate in May. He'll have three years to play two the moment he stops on campus.

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