USC commit: My family wants me at Washington State
Trey Davis committed to USC way back in May. As November approaches, he still feels that’s the right fit for him.
“I’m still pretty solid right now, that’s where I want to be,” Davis told USC247.com when asked about his commitment to the Trojans. “I know they’re not doing their best right now but they’re young. They have a lot of talent and the tradition there, you can’t beat that anywhere else, especially over here on the West Coast. It’s like the center of football on the West Coast.”
Unfortunately for Davis’ family, the “center of football on the West Coast” is well south of them. Davis currently attends Federal Way, Wash. HS and that has him considering a more local option for college.
“There’s other things that factor into this,” the 6-foot, 185-pound cornerback said. “I’m going to take a visit to Wazzu this next weekend, just to check it out and stuff. But I’m pretty solid, that’s where I want to be. I want to go to school in California.”
His trip to Washington State is not an official visit but he acknowledges he might schedule one. Right now, the only official visit he currently has planned is to USC. That date is tentatively set for January.
Besides distance, Washington State has another advantage over USC. Davis’ family wants him to be a Cougar.
“My family is heavily associated with that school,” Davis said of Washington State. “They’re in my ear a lot, I talk to them a lot. It’s just good to have that option still there just in case anything happens. That option is still there and I don’t want to lose that connection with them.”
When asked if his family would prefer he attends Washington State over USC, Davis replied “Oh yes, most definitely. My family wants me to go to Washington State but they said they’ll support me wherever I go and be happy wherever I go.”
When asked what family members want him to stay home, Davis lists a significant number of people who influence him.
“My mom, my grandma, my grandpa, my god mom,” Davis said when asked who wants him to commit to Washington State over USC. “My brothers, they want me at USC. But most of my mom’s side of the family, they want me over at Wazzu. They want me close to home.”
Davis wants to continue his football career in a cardinal and gold uniform but he says he’ll consider what his family wants.
“It’s definitely going to run through my mind,” Davis said. “But as long as they’re happy for me and they know I’m out here doing my best, it’s kind of whatever. I want to get out of Washington and I want to get away. That’s kind of what I want to do.”
There’s only one other thing that could prevent Davis from picking USC. That would be a coaching change.
“Oh definitely, most definitely,” Davis said when asked if a coaching change at USC would impact his commitment. “They’re talking some stuff about Clay Helton, we’ll see. It would definitely affect my decision a lot because I’ve built some relationships with a lot of people on that coaching staff. If one of them got fired, it would definitely affect my decision.