Sophomore receiver Travin Dural has been around the block during his stay at LSU, from sustaining an injury in 2012 that led to an unexpected redshirt year to playing third fiddle to Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry a year ago to his current position as the Tigers’ leading receiver.
So when it comes to a couple of true freshmen (who nearly reversed Saturday night’s drubbing by Mississippi State) fighting to secure more playing time and touches on offense, Dural has good perspective to offer.
On fellow wide-out Malachi Dupre and his 120-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Bulldogs, Dural said: “I saw some great things come from him. He caught a good bit of balls. I was preaching to him all game, saying ‘I’m going to need you to make plays.’ He stepped up and made a lot of plays, and I commend him for that because it’s not easy coming into your first SEC game and making the plays he did. He made a tremendous splash in this game.”
Dural also touched on first-year quarterback Brandon Harris, giving the indication that the Bossier City native has been itching to get the opportunity he finally received late in LSU’s 34-29 loss.
“He came in at the end of the game, after not throwing all game, and threw three or four great passes,” explained Dural. “We see that all the time in practice. He’s just been waiting on his moment all year, and it came at the end of that game.”
Check out the audio link below for even more from Dural.