Amey Talks ECU Visit

2015 Leon (Tallahassee) athlete Travis Amey took a visit to ECU over the weekend. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about his time on campus.

The Pirates could be close to adding their first defensive back for the 2015 class in Travis Amey from Leon High School in Tallahassee, Fla. He'll be a name to watch for as summer approaches.

The versatile athlete played multiple positions on the field last season for Leon including running back, wide receiver and defensive back. Amey took a visit to ECU on Saturday April 5 where he solidified his offer from the Pirates.

"My experience at ECU was awesome I loved it," said the 5-foot-11, 160-pound Amey. "The visit definitely improved my interest."

After viewing his tape and spending time with him, defensive coordinator Rick Smith extended Amey his offer at the cornerback position. Obviously Smith sees intangibles in his game that he believes he can build on in the future.

ECU held a scrimmage on the same day Amey visited. Unfortunately the trip took a while and he showed up late and missed a chance to watch it. Instead he met with the coaches and took a tour of campus seeing what the facilities and the school had to offer.

Amey said his favorite part about his visit was the time he spent with coaches. He especially enjoyed talking to Rick Smith – this is a good thing since Smith would be his future defensive back coach if he commits to the Pirates.

To go along with his most recent offer from ECU, Amey also holds offers from Marshall, Georgia Southern, Old Dominion and South Alabama. His speed is the main thing that is attracting college coaches, he runs a 4.37 second 40-yard dash.

Adding strength to his game is extremely important for Amey to transition well at the next level. He knows this, which is why he is spending the offseason to get bigger, faster and stronger.

As far as when he will make a decision on a school, Amey tweeted last week that it could be sometime in the near future. However, future visits and camps will help him narrow down his decision.

Amey will attend camps this summer at USF, Florida Atlantic and Georgia Southern. He will also take an unofficial visit to Georgia Southern this weekend on April 12.

This recruit likes ECU, but he denies whether they are the leader right now. He currently has no top school or list, but looks forward to learning about the schools that have offered.


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