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LOOK: Raesjon Davis posts childhood photos showing USC football pride

Alicia de Artola
Feb 3, 2021, 10:31 AM PST
Former USC football head coach Pete Carroll.
Former USC football head coach Pete Carroll. | Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
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Four-star linebacker Raesjon Davis completed a childhood dream by signing with USC football on Wednesday. And he's got the receipts to prove it.

Shortly after announcing his commitment to the Trojans, Davis jumped on Twitter to share just how destined his choice was.

Like many a kid growing up in Los Angeles, Davis was a USC fan.

If you were a USC football fan in the 2000s, chances are you have a very similar photo of Pete Carroll in your archive. Back when the Trojans had open practices, it was easy to get a picture with Carroll on Howard Jones Field.

The snapshot is proof that Davis was meant to end up in cardinal and gold.

Raesjon Davis rode USC football's "Take Back The West" wave

Truthfully, Davis coming to USC should have never been in question. Yet the Mater Dei product was committed to LSU until late December. He remained on the Trojans' radar despite his pledge elsewhere. A resurgent 2020 season and persistence on USC's part paid off.

While the program isn't in the strongest position it's ever been, recent moves have ensured the Trojans will remain more competitive on the recruiting trail. Adding Donte Williams as cornerbacks coach was a gamechanger that turned USC's fortunes around with several top recruits. Building up the recruiting support staff has also yielded results.

It turns out, investing in your resources does make a difference. Who'da thunk it.

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Recruits like Davis are now staying home. And he's not alone. The 2021 recruiting class picked up some big hitters in Southern California late in the game, including No. 1 overall recruit Korey Foreman, top CA cornerback Ceyair Wright and Mater Dei wide receiver Kyron Ware-Hudson.

Many a great USC team has been built on the back of local talent living out their childhood fantasies. Davis is now one of those.

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