WSU Football Recruiting: Unexpected Commit Dominic Davis Was USC, UCLA Target


Washington State got a huge commitment Thursday afternoon while Mike Leach, Connor Halliday and Darryl Monroe participate in Pac-12 Media Days. 3-star athlete Dominic Davis is headed to Pullman and is excited to be there!

The running back target from Mission Hills, CA is an absolute burner, clocking the fastest electronic 40-time in the state at 4.4. He also clocked at 10.51 in the 100 meter-dash this past Spring at the state finals, which will set him up as a favorite to win the event this year. Leach and the Cougs want him at slot receiver, while USC and UCLA wanted him for running back.

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Ultimately that, the relationship with the coaches and the opportunity to build a new brand with an up-and-coming program was the difference. For more on that go here.

Two things are abundantly clear when watching him and considering his commitment, he will instantly compete for playing time on this Cougars team in 2015 and this is not your typical WSU commit. Davis reminds you of the exact type of legitimate Pac-12 caliber athlete that the Trojans and Bruins regularly recruit; explosive, shifty and really, really fast. He is supposed to be one of those kids that is untouchable for a program like Washington State’s, but here he is, and he is only part of a group that is turning the tide in recruiting (more on that later on Allcougdup).

If the Cougs can keep him in the fold (and based on the Greg Biggins report of the situation that sounds very, very plausible) he could be yet another game-changing athlete.

And no, the Cougars, Trojans and Bruins weren’t the only offers for Davis. He had compiled a list that also included offers from BYU, Colorado State, Fresno State, Oregon State, SDSU, SMU and Washington as well.

Davis is the 9th known commitment to WSU’s 2015 class and the 3rd receiving prospect brought in.