Dural Does it Big

Travin Dural of Breaux Bridge is a top 2012 prospect who just keeps getting better. As a sophomore, Dural averaged well over 20 yards per catch with nine TD receptions, including four against always-formidable Northside. How's his junior season progressing thus far? Which schools is he hearing from? Find out here.

"Our offense is struggling, but our defense is there where they need to be," said Breaux Bridge junior Travin Dural (6-foot-2, 170, 4.5) of his team's 1-1 start to the season. "Our offensive line has been inconsistent, but we're going to get alright. Sometimes they've done good with run blocking and sometimes they've done good with pass blocking."

In 2009, Dural said that caught approximately 30 passes for 800 yards, with nine TDs. How are things going on the field thus far in 2010?

"This year, the coaches are trying to get the ball to me in several different areas. I'm catching the ball on bootlegs, waggles, and screens - not just trying to outrun the defense on deep routes. Sometimes, I'm lining up in the backfield and going in motion.

"It all started last year in the Northside game (35-33 loss in Week Seven). They didn't really throw it to me much before then, but I scored four TDs in that game."

The junior also sees action at CB in the Tigers' goal-line defense, in addition to taking reps at safety when the team needs his services for a crucial stop.

Dural is excited about the return this week of teammate (LSU commit) Quentin Thomas, who rejoins the team after sitting out the first two weeks due to an off-the-field issue.

"He's back and will start practice on Monday," said Dural. "We're going to use him on both sides of the ball. On offense, he'll be a tight end when we go two-tight. On defense, it's great to have him back, because we need somebody big up front. The rest of our defensive linemen are average size."

Dural says that he's received letters from Alabama, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and LSU.

In two weeks, Breaux Bridge begins district play vs. St. Martin Parish rival Cecilia. That game will showcase the top two playmakers in the parish in Dural and Cecilia RB Montrel Carter.

"It's going to be a good one," said Dural. "I feel like we should get the win and that our offense is going to do well. He's (Carter) a good player, but we just need to do what we know how to do."

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