Kerchner: I fly around the field

Linebacker Travis Kerchner of Ramona High School (Ramona, CA) signed with Navy on Wednesday, February 5th. Look inside quotes from Kerchner.

"During the summer prior to my senior season I started hearing from Coach Johns," said Kerchner. "I went on an unofficial visit over the summer with my dad and took a nice tour of the campus. I received an offer from Coach Ken [Niumatalolo] while I was there. I kept in contact with Coach Johns throughout the season and ended up committing to Navy at the end of December.

"When Navy was recruiting me they told me they liked my quickness. They said I could always find the ball, I didn't quit on plays, and they liked my drive. I fly around the field and like to hit.

"I felt like Navy was the right place for me. There aren't too many places out there like Navy with all of the opportunities having a degree from the Naval Academy will provide me with. As far as the football team, they've been on a real roll ever since Coach Ken took over. They play outstanding football. I think it's going to be cool to be a part of it."

Kerchner, 6-foot-2, 205-pounds, was a three-year starter for the Ramona Bulldogs. He alternated time at linebacker and safety and expects to play either position while attending Navy. As a senior, Kerchner was named All-Metro (San Diego), the Palomar League Defensive Player of the Year, and his teams' MVP. Kerchner had his signing day ceremony at the San Diego Hall of Champions where many of the city's top athletes from past and present were in attendance. He'll begin at NAPS this coming summer. Top Stories