Travin Dural has been pro-active with his recruitment as of late, making campus visits to LSU, Alabama and Southern Miss for their Junior Day weekends. This weekend, he and a group of his teammates will visit Louisiana-Lafayette for their Junior Day.
“I am just trying to get a good feel for all the different colleges and make sure that the coaches get to know me,” Dural said. “I know a lot of people over at ULL, so the visit should go smooth. They are definitely headed in the right direction, too.
“I will be over at LSU for a spring practice, and that will probably be the next visit I take after this weekend. If I don’t come to a practice then I will be at the Spring Game. I just like being over there, and it’s definitely one of the offers I really want.”
After the 6-foot-2, 170-pounder grabbed 55 passes for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns over the past two seasons, college coaches took notice – and Dural’s mailbox has remained stuffed.
“Alabama is the first school that offered, and now I am just waiting for the rest to roll in,” he said. “I thought Southern Miss might of offered when I went on my visit, but it looks like I will have to wait until their spring evaluation comes."
Dural is being recruited to LSU by defensive line coach Brick Haley, who landed a signature from defensive tackle Quentin Thomas out of Breaux Bridge High on National Signing Day.
“We have a good relationship,” he said. “He tells me to stay focused and that he will come and see me this spring. I think LSU really wants to get me into camp and work me out there, and I hope the offer comes then. It would just be a big opportunity for me, because I know my mom and grandma and the rest of the family would want me close to home.”
Dural holds a 3.2 GPA and scored a 16 on his last ACT. He plans to retake the test this summer.