2009 Prospect Impressed By Tigers

A player who is expected to be one of the top defensive line prospects from the state of Alabama for the 2009 signee class discusses his interest in the Auburn football program.

Brewton, Ala.--Recruiting has started getting into swing for class of 2009 prospect Jamar Travis, a defensive lineman from W.S. Neal High School who says he already has an early favorite in the process.

"The main one is Auburn right now," Jamar Travis says. "It's Auburn, Alabama, LSU and Florida. They're not calling the house yet, just the letters."

Travis says he went to about five Auburn games this year including the Iron Bowl.

"It was great," he says of the last one he attended, Auburn's 17-10 victory over Alabama. "I loved it. It was a lot more fun than all of the other games. I grew up an Auburn fan."

The 6-2, 290-pound junior is likely a defensive tackle on the next level because of his power.

"I play mostly defensive tackle (in high school)," he explains. "I played a little bit (of offense) this year, but that's pretty much it. I probably played 10 offensive plays the whole year.

"I mostly just over-power them," he adds. "I really haven't seen too much competition this year. The last time I maxed I benched about 380 and squatted like 575."

Travis says that he usually plays basketball once football is over, but he's focusing on the weight room rather than the hardwood this season so his team can do better in his senior campaign than as a junior.

"It wasn't so good," Travis notes. "We lost in the first round (of the state playoffs) and we could have been a lot better. We finished 6-5. We're losing a lot of skill players but we should still be pretty good."

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