Marcel Davis, a promising point guard from American Fork, is the latest player to commit to sign with Utah State when the time comes.
Tuesday morning, the 6-3 junior-to-be gave the Deseret News a call to explain his decision to make a commitment to the Aggies so early.
“I’ve been to a couple of games up there and I just love the environment,” Davis said. “They have a great team, I really like the coaches and I think it’s a really good fit for me.”
Davis averaged 9.3 points, 4.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore playing for a young Caveman team. He expects to see his team improve over the next two years and he expects to see plenty of improvement in his own game.
“I need to get stronger and faster,” he said. “I think I’ll grow to maybe 6-4 or 6-5 and when I get to college I think I can play the 1, 2 or the 3.”
Before accepting the offer from USU coach Stew Morrill, Davis said he was being recruited by BYU and Utah. But he decided to pull the trigger and become an Aggie.
“It’s close to home, but not too close,” he said. “I have friends that have gone up to Utah State and they always say good things about it. … I talked to coach and he let me know he graduates his players and that’s really important to me. I need to get a college degree.”
Davis is the second player to make a verbal commitment to sign with USU in the class of 2012, joining Casey Oliverson, a 6-9 forward who has transferred from Louisiana to Sky View High.