Focus 2010: Porter the Next Big Thing

Carl Albert High usually produces some solid prospects and this year they are sending players off to schools like Tennessee and Oklahoma State. Junior defensive back Tra'Vante Porter is already receiving major interest as well, and it will only be a matter of time before he is making his college announcement.

While Tra'Vante Porter, a 6-foot-0, 190-pound defensive back from Carl Albert High in Midwest City, Okla., was watching his close friend and teammate Daytawion Lowe select his school this afternoon he could not help but envision himself doing the same thing at some point next year.

"Its exciting. It is exciting to see Daytawion take that jump and go to OSU. It makes me just feel like I am ready for that moment."

"I can envision myself. I can envision myself committing and playing college ball just like some of these guys have done here before me."

Porter is thankful that he has guys like Lowe and David Oku in the classes ahead of him, because they have brought plenty of colleges in to see him play.

"It helps a lot," Porter said when asked about the upper classmen. "I am just thankful to be in this position right now with all of these guys because it gives me the opportunity to show up and show what I can do early."

Porter has yet to reel in his first offer, but he is hearing from plenty of heavy hitters.

"Not yet," Porter responded when asked if he had any offers. "I am hearing a lot from OU, LSU, Kansas, Tennessee, Clemson, and Kansas State.

A couple of weekends ago Porter made the trek down Sooner Road to watch the Sooners take on Kansas, and he was pretty impressed with the big game atmosphere.

"It was fun," Porter said with a smile. "I had never been to an OU game before."

"I like the crowd. The atmosphere was great. I just like to be there."

Porter could end up being recruited as a safety or a cornerback, but he admits that he does not have a preference. He just wants to play.

"I might be a safety or I might be a corner. It just depends on how big I get. I don't really care I just love to play football."


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