January 9, 2012

Davis has lots of schools involved

Justin Davis could be one of the top running backs in California next recruiting cycle and the Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln standout already has offers from Oklahoma and Boise State.

Davis, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect, said at the U.S. Army National Combine that he really likes the Sooners and is thinking about an unofficial visit there this off-season.

Since Adrian Peterson is his favorite player, Davis said he's really excited about the possibilities with Oklahoma in the future.

"Oklahoma is standing out to me because they're the first one that really reached out to me," Davis said. "Their coach called my coach and he said he liked me a lot and they offered a scholarship. We had a nice talk with (running backs coach Cale Gundy) and he really impressed me.

"What really stands out is the success of their running backs. Of course they had Adrian Peterson, he's my favorite player, and it's a really prestigious football program. They watched a lot of film on me and liked it."

Davis, who rushed for 2,599 yards and 38 touchdowns in his junior season, said Boise State remains in the mix because he's still open to all programs. USC, UCLA, Washington, Cal and other Pac-12 schools along with Notre Dame and Nebraska have also reached out to him.

The Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln standout said his father would like to see him play at Cal or Stanford, and both programs are under consideration, but he's going to be patient with recruiting since it's still so early.

"I would be willing to go to Oklahoma but the Pac-12 is close to home so that is a little bit of a favorite," Davis said.

"My dad wants me to go to Stanford or Cal but I would be open to any Pac-12 school. Since it's all coming to me quickly I'm going to take my time with it. I plan on taking visits. I want to see Oklahoma, Boise State, Cal and I'll go to a couple junior days."


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