Teammate helped to cure his homesickness after his freshman year.
By Phil Collin
For a guy who likes to fly to
Jarrett and Davis had struck up a friendship while they were still in high school. They met while taking a recruiting visit to
"I just tried to keep him focused,'' Jarrett said. "He's been down because he really hasn't gotten the opportunity to play to the best of his ability. I just told him to keep focused and his time will definitely come, and it's coming. He capitalized on the opportunity last week.''
"No, I don't remember my last one,'' he said. "It's been that long, like two years, so it feels good. But I think there's going to be many more. "They were just waiting for me to be a more responsible person so they could trust in me and I could represent them. At first, I probably didn't understand that that much, but now I see a lot more this year. I'm just doing things the right way.'' It might have looked a long way off last year, but this season it seemed like only a matter of time. He has been in the regular rotation at tight end and USC frequently uses two tight ends in a set. And he paid his dues by learning to block, which was never more evident than in USC's win over Notre Dame. On Leinart's sneak for a touchdown with three seconds left,
"That's how Buckeyes are,''