Coach Speak; CB/ATH Travis Amey

Tallahassee (Fla.) Leon High School head football coach Tim Cokely believes 2015 cornerback/athlete Travis Amey has the ability to play at the major college level. The 5-foot-10 and 170-pound junior has been hearing from a couple of in-state schools.

Tallahassee (Fla.) Leon High School head football coach Tim Cokely believes junior cornerback/athlete Travis Amey has the athletic ability and potential to be a major college football player. The long-time high school head in coach in Florida and Georgia spoke to Scout.com about the 5-foot-10 and 170-pound corner who has been receiving interest from Florida Atlantic, Louisville and South Florida. Amey lined up at running back, wide receiver and cornerback during the 2013 while playing through a high ankle sprain from week three forward.

"To me Travis Amey is college corner. He has the speed and can really accelerate. He is a 10.8 guy in the 100-meters but more than that in 10-yards he has great acceleration. I have had a kid like Travis before, Torin Kirtsey, who played at Georgia. Travis has exactly the same build and exactly the same mannerisms. The reason I say corner is he because he really has the ability to cover people," explained Cokely of Amey.

The second year Leon head coach also says that this spring will be important to Amey's recruitment because he couldn't play at full-speed for three-fourths of last season.

"I think it is important because of the lack of video from last year. He only got through week three before he got a high-ankle sprain. It is the only injury he has had since he has been here. Travis played through it but it took 3 months before he was full recovered from it and full speed like he is now," said Coach Cokely.

The coach also feels Amey has game changing ability to on offense.

"To me the thing that I know is that he is a game breaker, he is a Percy Harvin (current Seattle Seahawk wide receiver), when he gets to the edge, it is over. It is really important what Travis does in the spring. It is important he stays healthy during spring and then gets to a couple of college camps this summer. He needs to get into those one-one-one drills. To me he is a powerful player even though he is 5-foot-10. He is powerful from the waist down. He can hold his ground, shoot his hands and has natural hip strength. That is Travis. He is a guy that has NFL potential down the road in my opinion because he can flip so quickly. He can turn and run and then he has that top-end speed. Travis is an Alabama, SEC type corner. I understand where we are in regards to recruiting because of the injury. I don't think I have ever had a player that can recover like he can because of his speed," finished Cokely on Amey's ability.

On his junior highlight tape Amey shows very good speed and change of direction. Amey played running back and wide receiver as well as cornerback this season. While playing cornerback you certainly see flashes of Amey's athleticism. He has very quick feet and can open up his hips and run one-on-one with outside receivers. Amey also displayed good ball skills, cutting ability and balance on offense while rushing for 369 yards on 44 carries. He also caught 17 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns.

Please check back with Scout.com for future updates on Travis Amey.


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