Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Know A Signee: Jamar Travis

  • Number 74
  • Four star, ranked the number 29 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals. Three star, ranked the number 32 defensive tackle by Scout. Rated 80/100 and the number 11 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com.
  • Brewton, Alabama (W.S. Neal High School)
  • Born: September 24, 1990
  • Committed: 1/23/2009
  • 2008 stats: 70 tackles with 14 for a loss and 7 sacks. Also forced five and recovered two fumbles. He also blocked two kicks. 2007 stats: 60 tackles with 20 for a loss and 4 sacks.
  • Named to first team all state by the ASWA as a junior and was honorable mention as a senior. Named a PrepStar All-American. Ranked number 22 on the Birmingham News' Super Seniors list. Ranked the 11th best player in the state of Alabama by Rivals. Named to the Sper Southeast 120 by the Mobile Press Register.
  • Had offers from Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Oregon, Southern Miss and UAB.
  • Took official visits to Auburn, Memphis and Southern Miss.
  • Committed soon after receiving his offer on his official visit. He had previously attempted to commit to the old staff but academic questions kept that from happening.
  • Travis is likely to redshirt this season.

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