USC football recruiting: WR Quaydarius Davis names Top 6

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USC football recruiting is hot on the trail of four-star wide receiver Quaydarius Davis, who announced his Top 6 schools on Tuesday evening.

USC football recruiting efforts have heated up in Texas lately and that energy seems to be paying off when it comes to the pursuit of four-star wide receiver Quaydarius Davis.

Davis, who is from Dallas, named his “final 6” schools on Twitter on Tuesday evening with a graphic including USC, Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, LSU, and Florida.

The Texas-product had been committed to the Longhorns, pledging in June of 2019 before decommitting in November. Davis announced a scholarship offer from USC on January 23.

His signature is now firmly up for grabs.

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Davis caught 29 passes for 702 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore at Skyline High School, but his production in 2019 dipped. While he caught 36 passes, he only managed 515 yards and four touchdowns.

By his admission, the junior slump was related to route running.

“Lasy year, I couldn’t run routes that well,” Davis told Glen West of Sports Illustrated’s LSU Country after catching two touchdown passes and a two-point conversion in Battle’s 7v7 camp in New Orleans. “But I’ve gotten better at that and now I’m dominating.”

The 6-foot, 193-pound receiver ranks 105th nationally, per the 247Sports Composite. He is 17th among receivers as well as in the state of Texas.

Gabe Brooks of 247Sports credited Davis for his “physical nature and competitive fire.” While his size would suggest a future role in the slot, Brooks believes he has “potential to play outside or move around the formation.”

USC needs to address the receiver position in the class of 2021. Tyler Vaughns is graduating while Amon-Ra St. Brown will be eligible to leave for the NFL after the 2020 season. Bringing in Gary Johnson Jr. and Joshua Jackson in the class of 2020 should help depth going into next year, along with redshirts for Kyle Ford and Bru McCoy. Still, for an Air Raid offense, USC is light on receiver numbers.

The Trojans had their only wide receiver commitment for 2021, three-star Velltray Jefferson, decommit back in February. Landing Davis or another top tier wide receiver would go a long way towards filling that gap in the class.

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