Things just started to heat up for running back Melvin Davis (6-2, 235, 4.6) from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne, but before they could get to the sizzle, the powerful running back has made his college choice.
"Melvin just committed to the Washington Huskies," Narbonne recruiting coordinator Byron Moore, Sr., said. "He is very excited and so are the Washington coaches. They feel like Melvin is the next Lendale White. He feels like he can go in and help the Huskies get back to winning and help the program rise again."
The Huskies land in Davis, a big powerful running back who gets downhill in a hurry and once he's full speed, he's hard to stop.
Though Davis played both ways as a junior, he earned first-team all-league, first-team all-City and first-team all-area as an offensive player.
The versatile athlete has the talent to play on either side of the ball. From his defensive end position, he ended up with 27 tackles, three sacks and one pick, but the Huskies offered Davis for his running back skills.
Besides Washington, other schools showing interest in the powerful running back are Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State and Colorado.
Good early get for the new Husky coaching staff.