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Bringing it against the best

Stockton, Calif., RB Justin Davis seems to save his best for the biggest situations

Updated: March 5, 2012, 11:33 AM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
After producing Oregon signee Byron Marshall last year, Northern California is again home to the state's premier tailback, as schools across the country will compete for Justin Davis (Stockton, Calif./Lincoln).

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Courtesy Stephen K. SinnockJustin Davis' recruiting has taken off recently, with 15 offers from all over the country.
Davis rushed for 2,599 yards and scored 39 touchdowns last season on his way to being one of just two juniors named to ESPNHS' California All-State Football first-team offense. Most impressively, Davis did much of his damage against the top teams on the schedule, rushing for 195 yards and two touchdowns against Arik Armstead and Elk Grove Pleasant Grove and 264 yards and four scores against Shaq Thompson and Sacramento Grant. He had two games of more than 300 yards on the ground, including a five-touchdown performance, and he finished the year with a 219-yard, three-touchdown game in a playoff loss to Granite Bay.