Van Leeuwen Making the Rounds

Timpview's Travis Van Leeuwen has been busy this summer working out at most local camps. On the heels of a scholarship offer from Southern Utah, Van Leeuwen is starting to hear more and more from local Division I schools as well as some out-of-state programs.

"I'm hearing a lot from Utah, probably the most from them," said Travis Van Leeuwen. "I'm also hearing a lot from BYU, Stanford too. I've been offered by [Southern Utah] and they've been really good to me."

Van Leeuwen is a 6-foot-3-inch receiver prospect whose presence has been requested by local coaches both at BYU and Utah in order to further evaluate the local prospect. With the steadily increasing interest, Van Leeuwen is aware that his first Division I offer may be coming shortly.

"Yeah, hopefully I get other offers," said Van Leeuwen. "That's why I'm going to the All-Poly Camp, BYU's camp, Utah's camp and all the camps I can to show them what I can do."

Van Leeuwen's best camp performance arguably came at the Nike Combine held at BYU, where he was named the top wide receiver at the prestigious camp. At the camp he went against some of the top prospects locally and in the northwest area.

"I was real happy with how I performed at the Nike camp," said Van Leeuwen. "The guys I went against were some of the best guys I've played against and I think I showed coaches there that I can go against some top talent and do very well."

Van Leeuwen followed up his performance at the Nike Combine with a workout at the All-Poly Camp, where he enjoyed the physical nature of the players at the camp held at Bountiful High School.

"The guys here hit hard," mentioned Van Leeuwen during the All-Poly Camp. "That's why I like it here. It's more physical than the other camps and you really get a chance to play. I got some good hits laid on me, but that's football. I love it. That's why I'm here; it's just a fun camp."

Van Leeuwen opened the eyes of Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh while at the All-Poly Camp, as they had many a conversation while there. Stanford coaches reportedly want Van Leeuwen to make some unofficial visits to their campus.

"Yeah, Stanford seemed real interested," said Van Leeuwen. "I'd love to go to Stanford and want to learn more about them. I need to raise my grades a bit to get in, but I'm excited about finding out more about them."

Van Leeuwen didn't have plans to attend BYU's non-padded camp this week until Cougar coaches - namely wide receiver coach Patrick Higgins - made it known that they really want to see more of him this week.

Having seen a lot of Van Leeuwen during BYU's Junior Day, the Nike camp, the All-Poly Camp and this week's non-padded camp at BYU, it's easy to note that he's a receiver with good fluid movement, good hands and a quick burst off the line. Van Leeuwen claims a very adequate 4.58 forty, which goes along well with his 6-foot-3-inch height.

"I'm just happy to have coaches interested in me," concluded Van Leeuwen. "They're showing a lot of interest here late. BYU, Utah and Stanford, I'd like to play for any of those schools, so hopefully I get an offer here soon."


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