Speedy Defensive Back Lists Auburn

This defensive back from Florida is a wanted man.

Miami, Fla.--Speed is an important part of a defensive back's repertoire and Miami Northwestern High School cornerback Travarous Bain has plenty to go around.

With better than 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash (he says his best time is a 4.28), the 6-1, 176 pound Bain has become a wanted man by colleges from all over the South looking for that difference-maker on the perimeter for the defense.

Helping his team to a 6-1 start, including a 26-6 win over Navarre last Friday night when he had one of his two interceptions on the season, Bain is hoping his team continues its recent trend of being one of the top squads in the sunshine state. With only 12 tackles on the season to go along with his interceptions, Bain notes that teams don't give him too many opportunities to make plays against them.

"They don't throw the ball much my way," he says. "It gets pretty frustrating…I'm faster than most of the people we play and I'm very aggressive. I'm just continuing to work on my technique. I know I can play anybody going deep so I just try to work on coming up faster."

With the confidence that a cornerback needs to be successful because of the constant isolation he faces during a game, it's no wonder that Bain is considered one of the top prospects in the Miami area this year. That means schools from across the South will be trying to get the speedster in their uniform for next season.

In addition to Auburn, who Bain says, "They have been playing really good lately," he lists Miami, Florida State, Georgia, Arkansas and North Carolina State as schools that he's interested in. Without even an unofficial visit to his credit this fall, Bain notes that he will wait until the season is over before visiting the schools of his liking.

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Bain is from the same school that current Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Bryant attended. Other former Northwestern players currently playing Division I football are Torrie Cox, who is also at Pitt, and starting offensive lineman Vernon Carey at top-ranked Miami.


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