USC’s Justin Davis says he would have played recruitment differently

Trojans running back Justin Davis makes a long run during USC's 45-42 victory over Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl last month.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

It might be too late for high school seniors – who can sign letters of intent Feb. 4 -- but USC tailback Justin Davis has a word of advice for future recruits.

Take all five official visits, he said.

Davis, a top recruit in 2013, committed nine months before signing day and his only trip was to USC before he enrolled in December.

If he could go through the recruiting process again, Davis said he would “definitely” take advantage of it.


“[Schools] can pay for you and you can go wherever you want,” he said, smiling. “I missed out on five-star dinners.”

This is the final week recruits can make official visits before signing day.

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