Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Leesburg's Noor Davis Makes Last Recruiting Visit To USC, November 29, 2011

Leesburg High School Outside Linebacker Noor Davis and University of Southern California Coach Lane Kiffin on a unofficial recruiting visit last summer.

Davis has already made official visits to Alabama, Stanford and Auburn this season. An Orange County native, Davis watched the USC Trojans 50-0 shellacking of UCLA Saturday night. 

"I wanted to get an inside look at USC," said Davis in a interview with Gerard Martinez of USCFootball.com. "I have tremendous respect for their program and their school. It's always been a great university and very prestigious - a powerhouse. I really wanted to get a closer look.

"I had a chance to spend time with the players and coaches to see how close they are as a team, which is very special. It was a neat set up with the pep rally before each home game and the Trojan Walk. Those things were interesting and very unique to their program.

"They wanted me to get an inside look at the program, so I sat in on all of the meetings and got a close look as if I was a player at USC."

USC has recruited him as a linebacker, while visiting with USC Davis got details on where he would fit in the Trojans defense.

"Yes, they said I could play any one of the three linebacker spots, but they definitely want me on the outside," said Davis to Gerard Martinez . "They feel like I could be a Brian Cushing or Clay Matthews type that could walk up to the line in a 3-4 package and utilize my pass rush abilities."

Traditionally, USC has run a base 4-3 defense, which is the defense Davis played in for head coach Randy Trivers at Leesburg High School. The team's big win over its rival UCLA and the Los Angeles Coliseum's scene had the 2012 Under Armour All-American leaving Los Angeles impressed USC.

"It was a great environment, and a packed house," said Davis. "The fans were very rowdy and into the game. It was a big rivalry game against UCLA and the players reacted very well. It was very intense and they were very focused.

"It showed in the outcome of the game, which was not pretty. I knew USC was a great team and that they were playing for everything because they could not go to a bowl game. So I expected a three to four touchdown win, but not a seven touchdown win."

While on the official visit Davis had a chance to stand on the Los Angeles Coliseum sidelines and speak with fellow four-star linebacker recruits Jabari Ruffin and Scott Starr. With two commits at linebacker for USC, and three freshmen starting at linebacker this season, Davis sees a bright future for the Trojans' defense.

"They're going to have a great team, and they always have been traditionally," said Davis. "I think there's no question that they're going to have success. Not just with Jabari and Scott, but with their team as a whole and their coaching staff. I wish them the best of luck."

Davis still remains firmly committed to Stanford with no sign of changing before National Signing Day.

"USC is a school that would be high on my list, but I am still firmly committed to Stanford," said Davis.

Redshirt freshman linebacker Hayes Pullard was Davis host for the weekend while at USC.

"I enjoy competition, and I'd be willing to work wherever I go including Stanford" said Davis. "USC is a program not afraid to play their freshman and I respect that. They said that if you come in ready, you will play."

Over the next couple of  months Davis will take time to analyze his visits and make a final decision on where he will play college football sometime in January.
http://leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.blogspot.com/ will continue to bring you the latest on Noor Davis throughout his recruitment.


Article written by:
Gerald Lacey
Staff Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
1986 Varsity Jackets Football Lettermen #82
Class of 1988 Leesburg High School 

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