Cal-Hi Sports: Five-Star OL Commit Wyatt Davis Named California's Mr. Football, Honored as State's Player of the Year

By 11W Staff on January 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Wyatt Davis takes home another big honor after being names California's Mr. Football.

The honors just keep coming for Wyatt Davis.

Ohio State's five-star offensive line commit has been named Mr. Football in the state of California for 2016, according to Cal-Hi Sports

On Christmas Eve, the L.A. Times named Davis as the Southern California Player of the Year. Leading up to last weekend's Army All-American Bowl, the Buckeye commit also brought home the Glenn Davis Army Award, which is given out annually to the player that best epitomizes the U.S. Army's high standards of excellence in community service, education and athletic excellence.

Needless to say, it's been a busy few weeks for the nation's top-rated guard and 15th-ranked overall prospect. 

From the Cal-Hi Sports writeup:

Ranked as a five-star prospect by many recruiting services, Davis is seen as a guard at Ohio State, which is where he’ll play next season. At Bosco, he played everywhere along the front except center and in the second Mater Dei game he was moving from one side to the other. In one memorable play, Davis blocked three players and the video of that play became viral on social media.

This type of success is nothing new for Davis and his family. Wyatt is the grandson of NFL Hall of Fame defensive back Willie Davis of Green Bay Packers fame. His father, Duane Davis, has played many boxing and football-related roles as an actor in television and movies, including roles as Joe Louis, Buster Douglas and others.

Davis will join fellow five-star Josh Myers along the trenches in Columbus. Myers enrolled last week, and while he's listed as a tackle by the recruiting outlets, he too may find himself along the interior part of the line.

Thanks to the run-heavy Miamisburg offense, Myers may need some time to adjust to the intricacies of pass blocking.

Davis played all over the offensive line in high school, and with Billy Price's projected move to center, could compete for the guard spot opposite Michael Jordan. 

The Buckeyes' 2017 recruiting class checks in at No. 2 in the nation, trailing Alabama by less than one point. Davis is one of seven five-star commitments in the class. 

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