Three-star athlete Travaris Cadet was once getting offers as a quarterback and as a wide receiver. He's now on the radar of programs looking to rebuild – including Syracuse.
Travaris Cadet, a three-star athlete originally from Miami, Florida, called SyracuseFan.com after a recruiting trip to Kansas State.
The Wildcats, and another rebuilding program – Syracuse – are the biggest names to take a look at Cadet, who has been recruited as both a quarterback and wide receiver. Cadet has been in contact with Syracuse's recruiting coordinator, offensive line coach Greg Adkins.
"Once Coach Adkins got the job, he was hollering at me," said Cadet, who said Syracuse has not extended an offer yet.
The interest from Adkins shows that new head coach Doug Marrone and his staff is serious about scouring the country for recruits – even recruits like Cadet, who are a little off the beaten path.
It wasn't always that way for Travaris Cadet.
Back in 2007, Cadet was getting looks from schools like Tennessee (where Atkins and new running back coach Stan Drayton were working at the time) as a duel threat quarterback. Cadet then committed on a weekend trip to Minnesota, but quickly rescinded after another quarterback decided to switch his commitment and play for the Golden Gophers. Cadet then committed to Toledo, to play with a teammate.
Citing a "personal issue" after his first year at Toledo, Cadet enrolled at Pearl River Community College in Poplar, Mississippi. He was listed on the 2008 roster as a wide receiver, but Cadet said he also played at quarterback this past season before suffering an ankle injury.
Cadet says he is also being pursued by Marshall and Appalachian State as a quarterback. He said that Syracuse was looking at him both as a wide receiver and a signal caller.
- Zach Smalt