Cal is looking to add depth to its secondary by bringing in another defensive back to the 2016 class. Among the top of their list is Devron Davis, a three-star CB out of Merced College in California.
Cal is among his top six, according to recruitingnewsguru.com. Cal has looked to the junior college ranks in recent years to pick up players like Devante Wilson, Jonathan Johnson, and Darius White, all of whom played a rather significant role on defense this year. Oregon, Arizona State, UCLA, Missouri, and Texas Tech also make the cut.
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Already among the 2016 commits are Trayveon Beck, Josh Drayden, and Camryn Bynum, all of whom have the potential to be shutdown corners at the next level. However, they are on the smaller side, as all three are less than six feet tall. Davis, on the other hand possesses greater size at six feet, 210 pounds.
Davis is a more physical corner than the other three, and frequently blows up receivers in his area. He also shows the ability to shed blocks on screen passes and make a play behind the line of scrimmage.
As of now, the favorites in his recruitment are Arizona State and Oregon, but if you look at Dykes' success in the JuCO ranks in previous years, you have to think that Cal has a pretty good shot to land Davis.
Another possibility for Davis is to move him to the safety position. Cal is in a tough position after DJ Morgan surprised everyone and picked Notre Dame even though Cal was the longtime favorite. As of now, Cal has zero safety commits because of the decommitments of four-star safeties Shurod Thompson and Marquel Dismuke. Davis has the size and tackling ability to switch to the safety position, especially if he joins a Cal recruiting class with three strong cornerbacks.