USC football recruiting: Raesjon Davis sets Top 4 and commitment date

USC football target Raesjon Davis.
USC football target Raesjon Davis. / Ken Ruinard / staff

Coveted USC football recruiting target and Mater Dei linebacker Raesjon Davis knows when he'll commit and has whittled his choices down to four schools.

The lucky Final Four? USC football made the cut, along with LSU, Ohio State and Oregon, Davis told Greg Biggins of 247Sports.

The decision will be made between those four choices by Signing Day on Feb. 3.

Now begins the final stretch of recruiting for one of the top remaining recruits in the country.

USC football is looking to finish 2021 recruiting strong with Raesjon Davis

Davis had been committed to LSU for almost a year when he backed off that pledge in December. All the while USC lurked as a potential suitor for the 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker out of Mater Dei.

Ranking No. 45 nationally in the 247Sports composite, Davis would be USC's second-highest rated prospect in the class of 2021 if they can land him. Only Korey Foreman, the No. 1 player in the class, would sit ahead of him.

Speaking of Foreman, his successful recruitment to USC may be a huge part of the reason Davis is favored to end up with the Trojans. The two have often talked about wanting to play college ball together. Foreman signed with USC during the early signing period and announced his decision last Saturday.

As of Jan. 7, USC holds 100 percent of the predictions for Davis in the 247Sports Crystal Ball. Keeping it that way with the Buckeyes, Ducks and Tigers on the prowl will be the challenge.

The Trojans do have the home-field advantage. Davis has starred for Mater Dei in Santa Ana as a ferocious pass rusher. He had 44 tackles and 20.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore, then proved that production was no fluke with 43 tackles and 16.5 tackles for loss as a junior. In each of his seasons as a stater, he notched 7.5 sacks. His havoc plays didn't end there either. He picked off a pass in each of those campaigns while collectively forcing five fumbles and batting down 15 passes, per MaxPreps.

That kind of production in a competitive league tells the story of why Davis is as highly rated as he is. USC will find out if they get to add another top defender to the squad soon enough.

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