PA RB Travis McBride Talks Recruiting

Travis McBride Update

Pennsylvania running back Travis McBride (6-1, 195, 4.5) still says Ohio State leads slightly over Pittsburgh, Michigan and Iowa. Only the Hawkeyes and West Virginia have offered.

"It's still Ohio State as my slight leader, even though they haven't offered," said McBride, from McKeesport Area High School.

"I like their tradition of getting their running backs to the NFL. I also like their big stadium. I also think their fans and the crowds at their games play a great part in their achievements. They also like to run the ball a lot too. If they were to offer me I'd probably give them my verbal commitment.

"I like how Pittsburgh is close to home. I was able to make it to one of their spring practices. I don't know what it is about them, but I really like them too.

"Even though Pitt hasn't offered me, I think they're recruiting me the hardest. I've already been able to speak with coaches (Dave) Wannstedt and (Bob) Junko (defensive tackles), and they seem really interested in me. They told me that they're planning to come and visit me at my school soon," he said.

"Michigan has caught my attention with how successful they are. I have relatives that live in the area over there too. I've got to say that I've always really liked them since Charles Woodson had been there.

"I like how consistent Iowa has been with winning. They've had a great record going for the past couple years. I was able to see some of their games last season, and I like how they do things there.

"They offered me at the end of my sophomore year. I was really surprised and shocked when they did that because I didn't even know that they were that interested in me. I guess they like the way that I run the ball.

"Neither Ohio State or Michigan have ever indicated to me that they're going to offer," he said.

McBride has not attended any JR Days and is still undecided on his summer plans.

"I really don't know when I'll be ready to commit. It really will come down to who offers me."

Final JR (8-3) stats: 100 carries/1200 yds rush/19 TDs

2.5 GPA/1010 SAT--retest undecided

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