Big Jamar Travis from W.S. Neal High is rated as the number 26 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com and he says the chance to go against other top players was one he won't soon forget.
"It was a lot of fun," Travis says. "I got to meet a lot of players that I already knew and you can tell there were some real talented people there because you see them every place you go. I saw a lot of the same faces and most of them were from the Southeast. It was fun to be a part of.
"You go against the top dogs," Travis adds. "It helps you know what to expect. When you go play teams in your district you're not going to meet all the top people. It gives you an edge. It was different that's for sure. The one-on-one was no contact, but they got you going. The 40-thing we did helped me out a lot on my 40 time. It taught me a lot."
Jamar Travis works through a ladder drill while attached to bungee chords designed to increase leg strength.
A 6-1, 290 playmaker on defense for W.S. Neal, Travis has the ability to make plays from sideline to sideline with his quickness and also in the backfield because of his power. Teams have taken notice and Travis says the offers continue to come in.
"It's going great," Travis says. "A few weeks ago I got offers from Clemson and Southern Miss. I haven't talked to either school so that was great to receive. I now have offers from Georgia Tech, Florida State, Auburn, Alabama, Southern Miss, Jacksonville State and Clemson."
While he's got several choices at the moment, Travis says so far there is a solid two-team list for him at the top and it's no surprise they both come from in state.
"As of right now Alabama and Auburn are my top schools, but those are the only two places I have been," Travis says. "I have to get out there and see what else the other schools have to offer. As of right now I have no trips planned, but I'm hoping to get to more schools."
Travis says at the moment he's concentrating on finishing up his junior season strong in the classroom while focusing on improving his game on the field. While many players will take multiple visits all over the region and the country, he notes that he's currently planning on attending just three camps this summer as he prepares for his senior year and a strong 2008 season.
"I do know I'll be at both Auburn and Alabama," Travis says. "I'm going to take one more, but I have to just see which one it's going to be."