Interest In Travers Picking Up

LB B.J. Travers of Westlake is going to have a busy remainder of the spring. Between track and all the schools coming to visit, he will have his hands full for sure. Right now though, no school jumps out for this fine prospect.

Linebacker B.J. Travers of Westlake, OH is getting more and more attention these days. The list of teams showing interest is starting to look like a who's who of college football.

"Iowa was in (Sunday). Ohio State's in (today) and Oklahoma's due in Thursday," he said. "USC's been in contact. The Browns quarterback coach is now out there, and his son played here and sent them some of my tapes."

Ohio State is also scheduled to come in for an in-school visit next week.

Has Travers had a chance to check out any of these schools?

"I have not been going to any of the junior days, any of the spring games because I have been having track meets on those days," he said. "I didn't want to hurt the team.

"I have been to Penn State. I went over to practice, looked around. It was pretty nice... I'm going out to Iowa here in a few weeks."

B.J. did get down to Nike Camp at Ohio State two weekends ago. He put in a good performance although he was listed as having a 4.55 shuttle, which he said was inaccurate.

"That's not correct," he said. "I ran a 4.40 and a 4.49. I saw the card."

One area he excelled was strength, and he was actually disappointed that he didn't get to put on more of a display.

"I was disappointed they didn't have 225 instead of 185," he said. "I can do 225 almost as many reps as 185. I could have done 24, 25.

"I could have done more 185, but I had done bench press workout the day before."

How have things been going in track for B.J.?

"Three weeks ago, I broke the school and the meet record with 170 in the discus," he said. "I've been concentrating more on that than the shot."

One thing to emphasize with B.J. though -- he's definitely considering any school. At this point, he does not have anything narrowed down at all.

"I'm really open," he said. "I could not be more open. There are no one or two specific schools I am looking at. I am going to see where I fit in the best." 

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