CB target Davies: I’ve been wanting USC to offer
USC’s coaching staff offered a scholarship to a budding football star on Friday. That player would be Mater Dei CB Jaylin Davies.
Davies announces the news on social media before speaking to USC247.com to express his excitement.
“Well, I had been in talks with Chris Hawkins, who first spotted my talent,” Davies said. “He told me that they were evaluating my film about a week ago and they liked it. He said that I should be hearing from them soon. So today, Coach (Greg) Burns and I talked over the phone and he welcomed me to the Trojan Family and offered me.”
Burns and Hawkins were aggressive in identifying Davies as a potential target. The rising junior received a scholarship offer from the Pac-12’s football dynasty before receiving scholarship offers from the vast majority of the conference.
Outside of Arizona, Oregon, Utah and now USC, no one else in “the conference of champions” has extended a scholarship offer his way.
USC’s early interest is something that matters to Davies.
“I was excited because it was my first California offer and I've been wanting this one for a while,” Davies said.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder is far from being an unknown, diamond in the rough type prospect though. He’s rated as a four-star prospect and holds scholarship offers from a few other football powers, such as Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
Davies has expressed interest in those schools as well, along with every other program that has offered him a scholarship. He isn’t close to making a commitment but when the time comes, he’ll have a tough choice and a few favorites. But USC should have a very good chance to win out.
Besides USC being the local football school and the long history with the Trojans and Mater Dei, Davies has also shown some serious excitement about this opportunity. Not only did he hush about USC and its staff, he ended his interview by saying “Fight On.”
Trojan fans certainly hope he does just that.