Florida RB visiting Louisville

Travis Laurent, a small but talented scat-back from Oakland Park (FL) Northeast, will visit Louisville this weekend with teammates Isaac and Jacob Geffard, recent Louisville commitments. Will the visit turn into more than just a social call for the 5-8, 160-pound Laurent?

"There's nothing really between me and Louisville," Laurent said. "I'm just going up with the twins to experience some good things with them and my cousin (Woodny Turenne) plays for Louisville. So I'm basically going up there to see my cousin."

While Louisville doesn't seem a realistic option for Laurent, his recruitment has started to pick up after rushing for 140 yards and 120 yards in two recent games to end his senior season.

"I just now started getting looked at," Laurent said. "I wasn't getting looked at but now that I am it's going good."

Though Laurent currently has no offers, FAU, FIU, Eastern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Bethune-Cookman are showing interest. Laurent said Eastern Illinois is currently showing him the most recruiting interest and wants to get him on campus for an official visit.

"Travis Laurent is kind of a scat-back in our zone-schemes," Northeast coach Adam Ratkevich said. "Some people think he could play in the slot or cornerback at the next level. He was actually leading Broward County in scoring for the first four weeks of the season before he sprained a knee and that kind of slowed him down until the end of the season."

"He's playing in the BCA All-Star game and he's starting to get his share of looks," Ratkevich added. "He doesn't have anything on the table yet but we're confident he is going to sign on (National) Signing Day."


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