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RB Dominic Davis Flips from Washington State to USC

Three-star Los Angeles running back changes his commitment.

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Bishop Alemany HS running back Dominic Davis told 247sports two weeks ago that he wanted to be a Trojan even though he had already given his verbal commitment to Washington State.

The USC coaching staff told him to hold that thought, according to Scott Schrader, but Sunday night Davis made it known that he plans to attend to USC, committing while visiting USC with his mother, according to Scout's Greg Biggins:

Davis is a 5'10", 175-pound three-star running back, but had committed to Washington State as a slot receiver -- a position he believed would be best for his future. Apparently, the USC coaching staff let Davis know it had plans to utilize him in a variety of ways.

At first, I thought I would be just an every down running back and I didn't think that was the best fit for me," Davis said. "They talked about using me as a Reggie Bush type, they want to get me out in space and put me in some one on one matchups to use my speed. That could be as a running back or in the slot, they want to move me around so I'm excited about that.

"I was sold on USC for a while now but wanted to bring my mom up to campus and let her check things out. She loved it and I'm sure she likes the idea me staying close to home. We met with Coach Sark and told him the news and he was real excited too. He was pumped up and gave me a big hug. It feels great to be a part of the Trojan family, I grew up rooting for USC and already know a lot of the players so this is a great feeling and I'm just really excited right now. -- Scout

Dominic Davis has elite athleticism as one of the top sprinters in the country. As a junior, he finished third in the California track and field state championships in the 100 meters, running a 10.47.

Originally when Davis committed to Washington State, he told Biggins he had been thorough with his decision-making process: "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."

But he changed that tune when the Trojans continued to recruit his speed and agility and let it be known they wanted him as a playmaker rather than just a running back. Rivals, ESPN and 247sports rate Dominic Davis a three-star recruit, but Scout gives him one additional star. Scout also ranks him highest nationally at No. 271. His composite ranking, according to 247sports is 419th in the country and No. 54 in the state of California.

How does he describe himself?

Here's some Dominic Davis highlights from his junior season at Bishop Alemany HS in Los Angeles: