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Football: Millikan’s Tacario Davis Commits To Arizona

Millikan junior cornerback Tacario Davis committed to Arizona on Monday, and the three-star cornerback is excited about his prospects in Tucson, despite the bizarre recruiting process that’s affected all athletes during the NCAA’s year-long recruiting dead period.

“We’re not allowed to get into the football facility but I went out there and looked at the campus, the classrooms and dorms, and I got a great vibe, I can see myself there for four to five years,” said Davis. “I like that it’s closer to home so my family could come out and watch me play.”

Davis is a lockdown corner with length and speed at 6-foot-2, and picked Arizona over Arizona State and Kansas, among other schools. Davis will be a DB in college but will play on both sides of the ball at Millikan, as a receiver and a DB.

“When it’s all said and done he’ll be a top three corner for his class in the state of California,” said Millikan coach Romeo Pellum. “His potential is through the roof, especially going to Arizona. D Walk (Wildcats DB coach DeWayne Walker) has coached some legends.”

Both Davis and Pellum are hoping that the case rate for COVID-19 continues to drop so that Davis and his teammates get a chance to shine on the field this year.

“I enjoyed playing club football but I’m hoping we get Millikan going, we’re going to be good this year,” said Davis.


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.