Justin Davis has decided to attend the University of Southern California next season. Davis had over 20 offers from all over the country but narrowed his list to USC, Washington, and California, he announced this evening that he wanted to play for Lane Kiffin.
Davis is one of the top running backs in the country and is rated as the third best at his postion by Brandon Huffman of Scout.com. Rivals has him as a four-star player but still as one of the better running backs in this class.
Washington had a shot at him with their recent success at the position but it is hard to compete with what USC has done over the years at tail-back. The depth at the position will also allow him to come in and get carries immediately. Kiffin has also been known to split carries between his backs, young or veteran. This is appealing to a talent like Davis.
This doesn’t come as a huge shock to Huskies fans but it was intriguing to watch as UW was one of the final ones left in his list with a shot at a five-star talent from California.
The Huskies have five verbally committed players and one player considered to be a soft verbal; Aaron Baltazar. Derek Babiash recently verballed to UW but backed off a couple days later saying he made an emotionally charged decision. He still has Washington in the mix but isn’t ready to declare that as his future school.
Scout.com has Washington listed as the 39th overall recruiting class so far for 2013. They are listed as 4th in the Pac-12 behind USC, Stanford, and Oregon.
The Trojans now have seven commitments and six of the seven commitments are in the top 100 of Scout.com rankings. This places them securely in the top 10 of team rankings.