Former Oregon corner, 4-star 2021 enrollee Jaylin Davies transferring to UCLA
Former Oregon defensive back Jaylin Davies has found his next home—his old home.
The Mater Dei alum announced on Twitter Monday night his intention to transfer to UCLA. Davies spent one season with the Ducks, appearing in just two games. He’ll have four years to play for the Bruins.
— Jaylin Davies (@jaylin_davies) March 15, 2022
Davies had interest from head coach Chip Kelly and the Bruins coming out of high school, but decided on Oregon over USC, Ohio State, and Arizona State back. A former 4-star prospect, Davies was rated as the 10th-best corner in the 2021 class and the 150th overall prospect, per the 247 Composite.
The 5-foot-11, 180 pound corner had just three tackles in his two appearances, all of which came in the Alamo Bowl against Oklahoma. Davies also played against Stoney Brook on Sept. 18 but didn’t record any stats.
“I’m very excited to be a Bruin,” Davies told 247Sports. “I had a great visit and it felt like home for me. To be honest, I’ve always liked UCLA. Oregon was my dream school and with Mario Cristobal there and the way they were winning, it felt like Mater Dei for me.
“I think in hindsight, UCLA was the best all around fit. Covid kind of hurt my recruitment a little and I wasn’t really able to go through the process as thorough as I wanted to. Don’t get me wrong, Oregon was a great choice for me at the time but looking at everything now, I really feel UCLA is where I belong.”
Bruin Report Online reports that Davies will enroll later in March and participate in spring ball for the Bruins. He’s one of two transfer additions in the secondary so far for the Bruins, joining former Wyoming and Arizona defensive back Azizi Hearn.