Travis Visits AU Practice

Defensive tackle prospect Jamar Travis talks about another unofficial visit to Auburn.

East Brewton, Ala.—Auburn held its first preseason practice on Saturday and had several unofficial visitors including Jamar Travis of W.S. Neal High School, who has been a frequent visitor to The Plains in the last couple of years.

"I lost count at 10," Travis jokes of the times he's been to Auburn. "I just wanted to come up and see the first day of practice. We came up last year, too. I thought I'd enjoy myself for the first day since I enjoyed myself last time.

"I like that the drills that we do are very similar to our practices," he adds. "I know that when I come out here it wouldn't be hard to get adjusted. I talked to Coach (Tommy) Tuberville three times. He's just seeing how things are going and seeing when the first day we get started. It's going to be on Monday and I can't wait until we get in pads–full pads."

Auburn is one of the leaders for the 6-1, 290-pound defensive tackle, as is Alabama, which he has visited several times as well.

"I can still count it on one hand," Travis says. "I've been four times. The last time I went was for a camp. I think it was around the beginning of July. It was all right. I liked it."

Aside from the visits to Auburn and Tuscaloosa, Travis has spent most of his summer working on academics and retaking some classes to make sure he qualifies. That hasn't left for much time to take out of state visits, which he wants to do before making a decision.

A pair of schools he wants to visit this fall are Florida and LSU.

"I haven't gotten offers from them yet, but I'd love to go see Florida and LSU," Travis says. "I haven't been to either. Neither have offered me, but they are recruiting me.

"Florida has been my all-time favorite school since I was younger and I love the state of Florida," he adds. "That's just been my team. I've been to Louisiana and I like the state. I can't really say anything about the school because I really don't know anything about it yet. It's a school that I'd love to give a chance."

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