BELLFLOWER – St. John Bosco High School football player Wyatt Davis has been named the Trinity League Male Athlete of the Year, a recognition awarded annual to one male and one female student-athlete who best demonstrate academic and athletic excellence while contributing to their school and community.
The principals and athletic directors of the six Trinity League schools selected Davis "over an exceptional group of nominees," officials said.
Davis, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound lineman who helped lead the Braves to the 2016 CIF SS Division I title, received his honor on April 4.
“First and foremost I would like to congratulate Wyatt Davis and the entire Davis family for receiving this prestigious award,” remarked Jason Negro, head football coach at St. John Bosco High School. “I commend the voting members of the Trinity League on their selection of Wyatt. Wyatt Davis was the perfect selection for the Trinity League Male Athlete of the Year and we are proud that he represents the entire St. John Bosco football program and our Salesian school community.
"For the last four years Wyatt’s play on the field and his character off of the field, have cemented his legacy with the former recipients of this award. Thank you Wyatt and again, congratulations.”
His hard work, persistence and dedication helped Davis dominate the gridiron for four straight years. During his Bosco football career, Davis was named a consensus First Team All American by Max Preps, US Army, USA Today and Scouts.com, and was also named Cal-Hi Sports California State Player of the Year, Max Preps California State Player of the Year, CIF SS Division I Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times Player of the Year and Long Beach Press-Telegram Player of the Year.
In addition to the multiple athletic achievements which earned him 23 full-ride athletic scholarship offers, it is Davis’ off the field accomplishments that set him apart. He earned the Honor Roll designation for all four years at Bosco and has volunteered over 150 hours of service to improve his community.
“For me this award is a huge honor, I had no idea I was even a contender until Coach Negro told me that I won it,” said Davis. “I think it shows the hard work that my teammates and I have put in at Bosco, with the support of Bosco faculty and staff, from my freshman year until now.
"This is a huge accomplishment and I am happy I was able to do it as a Brave.”
After he graduates with a 3.4 GPA, Davis will attend Ohio State University to continue his education and athletic career. He will pursue a degree in Business Administration and aspires to play in the NFL.
As the recipient of the Trinity League Male Athlete of the Year award, Davis also qualifies as a nominee for the Orange County Athletic Director’s Associations “Ken Fagans Male Athlete of the Year.” The winner will be announced at the Orange County Athletic Director’s Association “Athlete of the Year” dinner on May 30 at the Anaheim Convention Center.