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Recruit Spotlight: WR Travin Dural, Breaux Bridge High School

by Mark Clements

August 4, 11 –

Travin Dural
Travin Dural

LAFM: For starters, what’s your current height, weight and forty time?

TD: I’m 6’2”, 180. The last time I ran the forty I ran a 4.44.

 

LAFM: Are you originally from Louisiana?

TD: Yeah, in Breaux Bridge.

 

LAFM: Which teams did you root for growing up?

TD: Growing up, really I was kind of a ULL fan a little because my dad went to the school. But as I got older, I kind of grew into an LSU fan. I never really liked the Saints, they were never my team. I like the Colts. I used to like the Peyton Manning-Marvin Harrison connection, so that kind of became my team.

 

LAFM: When did you first start playing football?

TD: In the sixth grade I started playing major football.

 

LAFM: Has it always been a big part of your family? Have you had any family members who played football in the past?

TD: My relatives played, some of them. But others played baseball.

 

LAFM: Do you play any other sports?

TD: I run track and I play basketball.

 

LAFM: What position do you play in basketball and what events do you run in track?

TD: I play forward and run the 4×2, 200, long jump and the high jump.

 

LAFM: Aside from wide receiver, do you play any other positions?

TD: I return – punt return and kick return.

 

LAFM: Is there anyone in college or the Pros that you look up to or try to model your game after?

TD: Kind of like Michael Crabtree when I first saw him play at Texas Tech. I wanted to play like him, and I saw Rueben Randle play in high school because our team played against his team in the state championship. I saw him played and wanted to model my game after him.

 

LAFM: What do you think is your biggest strength as a player and what part of your game are you trying to improve upon most next year?

TD: My ability to go up and get the ball over defenders. And I’d really like to work on my quickness and my hand strength.

 

LAFM: Have you been to any camps at this point? If so, which ones?

TD: I’ve been just on this summer – I went to LSU camp. But I did go to two of the Badger Sports 7-on-7 tournaments, one in Alabama, and I went to the national championship tournament in Dallas.

 

LAFM: Which colleges have you received offers from?

TD: Four, from Alabama, ULL, LSU and Tennessee.

 

LAFM: I know you’re committed to LSU, are you still talking to other schools or staying with LSU?

TD: I’m going to stick with LSU.

 

LAFM: Have you thought about what you might want to study in college?

TD: I’ve thought about it, and I want to be a sports analyst, so something in the area of journalism or mass communications.

 

LAFM: What are some goals you’ve set for next season, for yourself and for the team?

TD: I’d like to reach 900 or more receiving yards and 10+ touchdowns.

 

LAFM: Which school is your favorite to play against, or which game gets you the most fired up each year?

TD: Northside – It’s a rivalry and it’s when I have my biggest games.

 

LAFM: Going off of that, what are some of your biggest or most memorable games you’ve been a part of?

TD: My sophomore year against Northside. It went to triple overtime and we lost 35-32 and I had four touchdowns.

 

LAFM: And finally can you give me your current GPA and ACT score?

TD: 3.2 and 16.

 

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