Redd on the Rise

Ridgeway (Va.) Magna Vista 2016 safety Traveon Redd holds one offer, but there are a handful of other programs expressing interest. Could he be closing in on more offers? Find out here..

Ridgeway (Va.) Magna Vista 2016 safety Traveon Redd is one of the more impressive emerging prospects in the state of Virginia.

"Most coaches say they like my size and my range, that is mainly a lot of the feedback I get when they [coaches] see my film," said Redd, who had 85 tackles and six interceptions as a sophomore last season. "I am just out there trying to get my name out and get in front of anyone who can see me play so I can show what I can do."

The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder has one offer from Old Dominion, but a number of other programs are showing interest as well including, Michigan State, North Carolina State, and Duke.

"I have been hearing a lot lately form Michigan State. The coaches said they were going to come out to my school during spring evaluation," Redd said. "N.C. State is supposed to come out at some point too, and they seemed very interested, and then I hear probably the most from Duke.

"I went to Duke for an unofficial, and I really liked it," said Redd, who plans to visit Duke again on Thursday April 17. "They really talked about education, that is a major thing for me and my parents. We [me and the coaches] talked for hours and hours about stuff from education to football and how I would fit in there so I know a lot about that program."

Redd is well acquainted with the Blue Devils' program, but he said he needs to do some more homework on Michigan State and N.C. State.

"I know a little bit about those programs, of course Michigan State won the Big Ten Championship and the Rose Bowl, I know about that," Redd said. "I don't know too much about N.C. State so I am hoping to get out to campus and learn some more about them too."

The Magna Vista standout might only be a sophomore, but he already has his priorities straight when it comes to looking at colleges.

He said, "The most important thing is how seriously they take education, and how many athletes go through there and graduate."

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