Signee Spotlight: Damarius Travis profiles incoming freshman safety Damarius Travis from Pensacola, Fla.

Profile: Damarius Travis
Size: 6-foot-2, 205 pounds
Hometown: Pensacola, Fla.
School: Pensacola
Position: Safety
Number: 7
Committed: December 15, 2011

Prep Career Highlights:

Travis helped lead his team to a 9-3 record and a district championship during his senior season. He was named second-team Florida Class 6A all-state and earned all-area honors.

Coach Tracy Claeys' Take:

"Damarius Travis is a big safety. That was one of our emphasis, was to try and go get a kid who is big at safety and can run and he fits the bill. Had a great visit with him. At safety, those kids, we've told them, put the pressure on them.

"We're going to expect snaps out of them right away. So they have to come in expecting to learn what to do and get going. When we play the bigger run teams and people running the football I think he'll be a big addition to us because he has great speed for his size."

Getting to Know:

How has the offseason been for you?
"It's been good, I've been working to get faster and stronger."

What's your current height and weight?
"I'm 6-foot-2 and 200 pound."

What do you plan on majoring in?
"I'm undecided about my major."

What number do you plan on wearing?
"Coaches said I'll be wearing No. 7."

What artists or songs are at the top of your playlist?
"Webbie and Drake."

What are some of your goals for your Freshman season?
"To get bigger, faster and contribute as a true freshman."

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process?
"My visit, they have a major I'm interested in, the new uniforms and the coaching staff."

Why did you end up choosing Minnesota in the end?
"It's Big Ten football and a big city it can't get any better than that."

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