Another top 100 prospect included Ohio State in his top schools list.
Jaylin Davies – a four-star cornerback from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei – listed the Buckeyes among his top four programs along with Arizona State, Oregon and USC.
Final 4!🙏🏾🏴 pic.twitter.com/0vmMeEsUNL
— Jaylin Davies (@jaylin_davies) May 16, 2020
Davies is the nation’s No. 10 corner and No. 100 overall recruit in the 2021 class. He is also the No. 11 overall prospect in the talent-rich state of California.
The Buckeyes are the favorite to land Davies, with 50 percent of 247Sports’ crystal ball predictions, while Arizona State holds 25 percent and the other 25 percent are undecided.
For a 12-1 Mater Dei team as a junior, Davies recorded 25 tackles (16 solo) with three pass breakups and two interceptions.
Although he is listed at 6-foot-1 and 165 pounds on 247, Davies measured in at 5-foot-11 and 157 pounds at The Opening Regional on Feb. 10, 2019.
At the event, Davies ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 seconds and completed the 20-yard shuttle in 4.34 seconds.
An evaluation by 247’s national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins, who compared Davies to Vontae Davis and projected him as a second- or third-round pick.
“A natural cover corner with good length and is still growing into his body,” Biggins wrote. “Long arms, strong in press coverage with the short-area quickness needed to break on the ball. Good not great long speed and, can improve as an athlete but has plenty of time to do so before he hits college. Plays with toughness and is a physical corner who will come up in run support and is an excellent tackler.
“Is a highly competitive player who likes the challenge of taking on another team’s best receiver. Shows good ball skills, is strong in jump-ball situations and has the size and strength to battle with bigger receivers. Projects as a impact upper-tier Power Five starter and future mid-round NFL draft pick.”
Ohio State and defensive coordinator/secondary coach Kerry Coombs hopes to add Davies to a talented 2021 class which already features defensive back commits Jakailin Johnson, Andre Turrentine, Jantzen Dunn, Jaylen Johnson and Devonta Smith.
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