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Wyatt Davis
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About Wyatt Davis
Home Town: Bellflower, California
School: St. John Bosco
Height: 6-3
Weight: 319
247Sports Scout Rivals ESPN 247Comp
4-Star #1 OG
5-Star #1 OG
5-Star #1 OG
4-Star #3 OG
5-Star #1 OG
U.S. Army All-American | Nation's No. 1 Offensive Guard

The Player
Wyatt Davis (6-3 319) plays for St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California and is rated the No. 1 offensive guard in the nation per Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. Both Rivals and Scout view him as a 5-star prospect, as does the 247Sports Composite, which tallies all four recruiting services. Davis plays left tackle for St. John Bosco and obviously plays it very well. As a run blocker, the term ‘seek and destroy’ would be fitting if it had more 'destroys' in it because Davis will seek and then destroy, destroy, destroy. He will drive his man until the whistle blows, and then drive him a little bit more. He is constantly muscling somebody and his legs never stop churning. Sometimes it feels like the only reason he stops is because it's time to get back to the huddle. 

Watching his highlight video, if you were to tally up every run block from his junior season, he probably drove defenders for about 1,200 yards. He locks on to his man quickly but can still provide help, and he is a solid combo blocker. He also pulls well and is a devastating lead blocker. Just watching highlights you don't get to see many negatives, so it's difficult to assess him as a one-on-one pass blocker on the edge. He does carry the same aggression to pass blocking that he has while run blocking, however. After his initial drop on a pass block, he will engage and drive his man backward with ease due to his considerable strength.

The Comparison
Davis projects to a guard and his tenacity is immediately apparent when watching him. That aspect of his game, along with his strength and leverage, are reminiscent of Pat Elflein. His athleticism is similar to Billy Price. Playing tackle has allowed him to experience more pass blocking than most interior linemen, which isn't unlike Michael Jordan. Could Davis follow in Jordan's footsteps and start as a freshman?

The Fit
Well, considering Ohio State likes to run power football between the tackles, having a monster of a run blocker at guard like Wyatt Davis clearing out defenders like bad jokes at an open mic night is just about perfect. In truth, Davis is a fit for any offense because even in a pass-heavy offense with wide splits he likely projects to a very solid pass blocker at guard. Having spent his time at tackle in high school will help him in college wherever he ultimately lines up on the offensive line, but his future looks like it will be on the interior. 

The Depth Chart
There will be five or six other offensive guards on the roster when Davis arrives. With Price moving to center, there will be an absolutely massive battle to replace him at right guard, and it could be any of half dozen different guys or more.
 Seeing an open job on the depth chart your freshman year is probably enough to convince a 5-star prospect that he is going to get a legitimate crack at winning that job.

The Future
While the depth chart may have a handful of veterans by the time Davis arrives, he only needs to look at the season that Jordan had as a true freshman to realize the possibilities. There were three players competing to win the open guard spot last spring, and yet it was Jordan who left spring camp as the No. 1. So whether or not the depth chart looks difficult to navigate through, all the Ohio State coaching staff has to say is that the best will play regardless of how long they have been on campus. That being said, there will likely be a complete two-deep of guards in front of him when he arrives, and if that stays the case through fall camp, he may have to redshirt. — Tony Gerdeman

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