5 Transfer Portal Landing Spots for Davon Booth: Could Past Connections Make Arizona the Team To Beat?

    Former Utah State RB Davon Booth burst onto the scene in 2023. Now in the transfer portal, which landing spots make sense for Booth?

    Utah State Aggies running back Davon Booth came out of nowhere to star in his first season at the FBS level. Now, he’s in the transfer portal and should have interest from teams on the West Coast. College Football Network has five landing spots for the rising senior.

    Landing Spots for Davon Booth

    Booth is a jitterbug of a runner. At 5’10”, 200 pounds, he’s powerful enough to break arm tackles, but sufficiently shifty to make people miss in the open field. At Utah State, he averaged almost seven yards a touch on 120 carries and could be a steal for a Power Four program late in the cycle.

    USC Trojans

    USC wants one more running back on the roster to pair with Mississippi State transfer “Woody” Marks, and Booth’s running style makes sense for the Trojans.

    Booth thrived in a split backfield last season and could do the same thing in the Big Ten this season. USC makes a lot of sense; the key is whether or not the Trojans will choose to target Booth in the portal.

    UNLV Rebels

    While it would be a lateral move for Booth, his ability to run off-tackle would be highlighted in the Go-Go offense, and I think he’d be an immediate All-Mountain West running back for the Rebels.

    He’s originally from the Las Vegas area, so while he may have some Power Four interest, the Rebels might be his best landing spot.

    Utah Utes

    Utah has a few experienced running backs on the roster, and Micah Bernard is coming back from injury, but the Utes always have three to four talented running backs. Both of Utah’s backs are more between the tackles guys, so having a change-of-pace back who can get to the edge would help the running game.

    If Booth is happy to be a part of an offense and not necessarily the focal point, Utah is one of the best landing spots for him.

    Arizona Wildcats

    Before going to junior college, Booth was committed to Brett Brennan’s San Jose State Spartans. Could a reunion be in order?

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    Arizona will hit the portal hard in the spring window, and it makes sense for Brennan to work on his previous connections. The Wildcats will run an up-tempo, spread offense, and Booth’s speed would be a major asset.

    UCLA Bruins

    There has been no information about whether UCLA is interested in taking a transfer running back, but Booth’s running style reminds me a lot of DeShaun Foster’s. He’s a bit smaller than the former Bruin running back — and new head coach — but like Foster, Booth isn’t afraid of contact and loves to get to the edge.

    UCLA’s transfer portal plans aren’t known yet, but it makes sense for the Bruins to take a swing at one of the top backs on the West Coast.

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