Washington State added its ninth verbal commitment in the 2015 class on Thursday with wide receiver Dominic Davis verbally committing to the Cougars. The pickup is an impressive one for WSU with Davis holding reported offers from USC, UCLA, Washington and Oregon State among others. As best as I can tell, Cougfan.com was the first to report the commitment.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Davis is a consensus 3-star recruit and while he plays running back for Bishop Alemany in California, Britton Ransford of WazzuWatch lists him as a RB/WR prospect so there is a chance he ends up as an H receiver down the road. There is also a chance he could also wind up at corner as we've seen a few players go that route for WSU recently. Wherever he plays, Davis is going to bring speed to Pullman and a lot of it. His Rivals profile lists him with a reported 40-yard dash time of 4.4 seconds. That speed is legitimate too. He runs track as well and posted a personal best of 10.47 seconds in the 100 meter dash. That's not absurdly fast -- De'Anthony Thomas ran a 10.31 in college -- but it's still cooking.
Update: Greg Biggins of Scout.com caught up with Davis. Davis said he chose WSU instead of USC or UCLA because the Trojans and Bruins were recruiting him as a running back and prefers wide receiver.
"I see myself as a slot receiver and the offense at Washington State really fits me well," Davis said, via Scout.com. "I think I'll have a chance to step in and catch a ton of balls there and make an immediate impact. I did a lot of research on this, it wasn't a quick decision. I took the emotion out of it and decided where I felt like I would fit in the best and that was at Washington State."
Between Davis and freshman Calvin Green, WSU is building a track team at H receiver.
That speed is very evident in his junior season highlights where he runs away from a lot of opposing defenders. He appears to have plenty of quickness and agility to go to with the top-end speed. Landing an explosive athlete with speed to burn is never a bad thing and beating out four Pac-12 teams, including the Los Angeles schools is a cherry on top for WSU. Davis is the ninth commitment in the 2015 class and would be the second wide receiver if that is indeed where he winds up.
Here are some highlights from Davis' junior season.