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Davis could be major sleeper

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Chris Davis could be one of the best kept secrets in Southern California.
The Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian wide receiver didn't receive a lot of attention this spring because he played baseball but assistant coach Casey Clausen said Davis could play, and went as far as saying Davis could be one of the best receivers in school history.
"There is really no buzz at all about him because he was not out in the spring when all these schools came by," Clausen said.
"The good news is our first three games are against Bakersfield, Upland and then Chaminade so he's going to get seen by everybody. All the kids who got offers were out there in the spring and he's kind of getting punished because it was baseball season."
Davis is undersized and that could be a concern - he's listed at 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds and that might be generous - but the Oaks Christian standout could be a steal.
The rising senior is an outstanding receiver and is also used as a return specialist so Clausen said there is a lot to like about Davis, who doesn't have any offers yet but that could change early in the season once he gets more exposure.
Clausen said comparing Davis to UCLA signee Jordan Payton, Stanford signee Francis Owusu and others is definitely fair, and Clausen has coached all those guys.
"He's just gotten film out and nobody has seen anything on this kid in a couple years," Clausen said. "He's fast and he has great hands and he's the best route runner and athlete of all of them. This kid can play."
Oaks Christian opens its season against Bakersfield on Aug. 29.
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