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Highly recruited Wyatt Davis no closer to narrowing list

Offensive guard Wyatt Davis (Bellflower, California/St. John Bosco) is the most heavily recruited prospect in the West region at his position, but even after grabbing more than 20 offers, the process has barely started for the nation’s No. 91 prospect.

“I haven’t narrowed anything down yet,” said Davis, the nation’s No. 3 offensive guard. “I’m letting the process go.”

The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Davis holds offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M and virtually the entire Pac-12, including both Arizona schools, both Oregon schools, all four California schools and Washington.

This spring and summer, he’s hoping to visit just about every school that has extended an offer. The only one he’s booked is a trip to Tennessee for the Orange and White Game on April 16. But Davis said he’s hoping to potentially turn that into a trip to see just about all of the SEC programs showing interest. Closer to home, Davis said he wants to visit Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, UCLA and USC.

“I don’t want to leave anybody out,” Davis said of visiting schools, adding that he understands that at some point that list will need to narrow. “I’ve just now started to think about that. I’m starting to think about what that degree is going to bring me from some of these schools and life after football.”

Davis’ older brother, David Davis, just finished up his career at Cal as a defensive lineman, so he has some familiarity with the Pac-12 programs. But Davis said he isn’t leaning any direction yet when it comes to staying closer to home or venturing outside state lines.

“I’ve seen a bunch of California guys really liking some of these schools outside of California,” Davis said. “It doesn’t really bother me going out of state or staying in state, as long as I can see myself enjoying the school. I’ve heard great things about all these coaches from some of my friends -- especially coach [Jim] Harbaugh.”

At this point, Davis is still unsure as to whether he will announce his commitment before or after the season -- the two options he’s looking at -- and said it would depend on whether recruiting “got too crazy” and would force him to take a few more months to come to a final decision.

Whether he decides in early fall or pushes it back into winter, Davis said he plans to take all five official visits but has no idea yet as to which schools he’ll see in an official capacity. As for what will help him make that ultimate decision, Wyatt said one factor stood out above all else.

“Football matters, but -- and I know it sounds clich√© -- it’s the degree,” Davis said.