Three-star cornerback Trey Davis completed his signing to the USC football class of 2019 on Wednesday, taking part in Early Signing Day 2019.
USC football continued their efforts to refill a thinning secondary with the signing of three-star cornerback Trey Davis.
The high school product from Federal Way, Washington signed his letter of intent to join the Trojans on Early Signing Day, with an eye on enrolling in January.
It didn’t take long for Davis to jump on USC’s initial scholarship offer back in May. He committed a day after the offer was extended and hasn’t appeared to waver in his intention to join the Trojans. With offers from Washington State, Portland State and Sacramento State, it’s hard to say if other schools were put off by his lack of interest to go anywhere but USC or if no interest came around for him.
The three-star corner ranks 1,253rd in the national 247Sports composite, but he is one of the top players coming out of Washington this year, ranking 10th in the state. As far as cornerbacks go, he is rated 127th in the class.
Where He Fits in 2019
USC is in desperate need of bodies in the secondary with just eight returning defensive backs for 2019, so Davis could be an important addition despite his low recruiting ranking.
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The Trojans are set to lose five senior defensive backs to graduation, including cornerbacks Iman Marshall and Isaiah Langley and nickelbacks Ajene Harris and Jonathan Lockett.
Since Davis played slot corner for Federal Way as a junior, that may be where he will fit into USC’s defense, with good size at 6-foot, 185 pounds.
Even with the lack of depth, it is unlikely Davis will see too much early playing time. USC expects to have Greg Johnson, Olaijah Griffin, Isaac Taylor-Stuart and Chase Williams competing for starting jobs in 2019.
High School Highlights
Trey Davis reminds us of…Je’Quari Godfrey
The comparison is less in terms of size or style and more in terms of story. Godfrey was an unheralded recruit coming out of high school, but USC’s coaching staff valued his skillset. Davis is being slept on in a similar way, but there is something about him the Trojans seem to like. They will certainly hope his career pans out more positively than Godfrey’s, given his recent transfer from the program.