Three-star Federal Way (Wash) CB Trey Davis (6-0, 185) is the fourth USC Class of 2019 commit.
Like ILB Stanley Taufoou (6-2, 245), who just committed to USC yesterday, Trey didn’t waste any time and committed once he was offered by the Trojans over Portland State and Sacramento State, his only other offers and first Div 1 opportunity. Colorado, Idaho, Washington State and Weber State are recruiting but had yet to offer.
“First off I just wanna start by thanking God for blessing me with the gift to further my education and giving me the opportunity to play this game at a high level. I would also like to thank my family, teammates, trainers, FSP and all my coaches for giving me the tools I need for the next level,” Davis Twittered.
“After talking with Coach Helton and my family, I am very proud to announce that I am committing to The University of Southern California.”
A quick look at Davis’ highlight tape and it’s easy to see why he was offered. Davis looks rangy, athletic, fast, aggressive, terrific on the blitz and like a true special-teams threat on either punt or KO returns.
He’s also an explosive ballcarrier who can take it north/south up the middle or stretch a defense on the perimeter. But it’s on defense where Davis’ quickness and instincts really shine. He likes to mix it up and as a slot corner, Davis has a habit of showing up in the opponent’s backfield.
I’m beginning to wonder what criteria these days recruiting sites use in assigning stars at this early stage of evaluation. There’s no doubt that Davis will help the Trojans if his trajectory continues on its current path. It will be interesting to see what offers continue to roll in for Davis now that the Trojans have played their hand.
Davis also explained, “I wanted to be a Trojan for some time now. When the opportunity presented itself, I had to jump on it. USC is something I really want to be part of. It feels great to be committed to USC. The education and culture down there is unbeatable.”