SIGNING DAY: Travis Slaydon bio

OL Travis Slaydon...

Travis Slaydon, Offensive Lineman, 6-3, 275, Fr-HS, Harlingen, Tex. (South)

Three-year starter at quick tackle for South HS in Harlingen, Tex. ... Senior season was his best, making 84 "pancake" blocks while not allowing a quarterback sack ... Garnered first-team All-Region 4 and first-team All-Rio Grande Valley honors ... Also chosen honorable-mention all-state by The Associated Press ... Also played some as a reserve defensive tackle ... Team went to the state playoffs his sophomore season ... Has a reputation for dedication and tenacity ... A potential pre-med student at Kentucky, he was named to the Academic All-State team ... Coached by John Lerma ... Spent two years on the powerlifting team and advanced to the regional competition ... Best lifts include 340 pounds in the bench press, 285 in the power clean, and 520 in the squat ... Also threw the shot put two years for the track team ... Has a relative, Richard Slaydon, who played football at Texas ... His finalists included Kentucky, North Texas, and Texas-El Paso.

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