USC looks to pluck Davis from NorCal 

May, 16, 2012
The USC Trojans have done just fine when it comes to collecting talented running backs throughout their history. It’s virtually impossible to list all the Trojans tailbacks who have made an impact at the college level.

Each year, there is a long list of California running backs who would leap at the opportunity to add to USC’s legacy at the position. But the Trojans have aimed high for in-state backs over the past two years, and both times, saw their top target head north to sign with the Oregon Ducks. After missing out on De'Anthony Thomas and Byron Marshall in 2011 and 2012, the Trojans have set their sights on Justin Davis (Stockton, Calif./Lincoln) in the 2013 class.

The 6-foot, 195-pound back was the first in-state tailback and offensive player offered by USC in this class. On Thursday, Davis will announce his college decision, and the Trojans reside among his final three choices along with California and Washington. If USC can gain a commitment from Davis, it’s tough to overstate how important he would be to this class.