Justin Davis committed to USC last week and it was really no surprise since the Trojans took the lead in his recruitment pretty much right after they offered.
The Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln running back who shined this past weekend at the Oakland NIKE Camp said he wanted to tell everyone even sooner about his commitment and that he realized it was no shock when he announced for USC.
"I kind of let some people know but then again it was really hard because I really want to be a part of the USC program," Davis said. "I want to tell the whole world about it.
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"I loved how the coaches treated me. Coach (Kennedy) Polamalu made me feel like family and that was one of the big reasons I committed. It's USC, too. There is pretty much no place else like it. The combination of athletics and academics is second to none."
Soon before Davis committed to the Trojans, USC landed another four-star running back in Ty Isaac from Joliet (Ill.) Joliet Catholic.
Davis, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect, said Isaac's commitment was not a major issue with him and from the first day USC got involved the coaching staff told him they wanted two running backs in this class.
"I talked to (Isaac) a long time ago and I knew he was going to commit," Davis said. "We thought about committing the same day but that didn't work out. I knew he was going to USC though so it wasn't really a big deal.
"I text him and talk to him on Facebook. We're starting to get to know each other. The first thing the USC coaches told me was that they're going to take two running backs so it wasn't a surprise at all. He's going to provide some really good competition."
Now that Davis is committed the focus turns to getting other top prospects to pick the Trojans as well.
Three top targets are five-star safety Su'a Cravens (who is announcing June 6), four-star linebacker Michael Hutchings (who might decide this summer) and four-star wide receiver Darrell Daniels, who has USC and Washington among his favorites.
Davis said he'll do some work to get them to commit but he also wants all those prospects and others to make the best choice for themselves.
"I'm not going to get into people's ears really hard but I am going to tell them about the program and see what they're thinking," Davis said. "I'm not going to pressure them though."
In his junior season, Davis rushed for 2,380 yards and 36 touchdowns.