Van Leeuwen Hopes for UCLA

Travis Van Leeuwen, the 6-4, 190-pound wide receiver prospect from Provo (Utah) Timpview, who has two scholarship offers, has been getting more interest after winning his school's third-straight state title. He's had a teammate talking to UCLA's Norm Chow for him...

Provo (Utah) Timpview receiver Travis Van Leeuwen (6-3.5, 190) continues to patiently await more scholarship offers.

Van Leeuwen just put a wrap on a unanimous all-state season for Timpview, helping them to their third straight state title.

Already the owner of offers from Southern Utah and Weber State, more schools have been showing interest in Van Leeuwen. He said, "Utah has been picking up and Utah State was a lot until their coaching staff got fired but hopefully they're still going to be interested. The receivers coach had told me they would still be recruiting me."

Meanwhile, Oregon State, Oregon and Boise State have also been in recent contact with him, and schools like UCLA, Washington and UNLV have all been keeping tabs as well.

"My good friend X (Xavier Sua-Filo) said he's been talking to Norm Chow about me and I'm going to get them my new film," said Van Leeuwen. "UCLA is a school that I'm really interested in."

Another school that has come on of late is Stanford.

"I talked to Coach Harbaugh from Stanford for like an hour (last) Tuesday and they're very interested," said Van Leeuwen. "They said that if I get a 23 or 24 on the ACT, they'll offer me. They want to offer me but they have to wait for my scores."

The Cardinal made Van Leeuwen's top five, which also included UCLA, UNLV, Utah and Utah State. In addition, Oregon State, Washington and the two that have offered are still on the mix.

"I'm going to try and get a hold of some more schools to get them my film. I'll send out film to a lot of schools if I have to," said Van Leeuwen. "Now that the season is over, I can focus on that. During the season, my focus was on winning a championship."

Van Leeuwen has attended games at both BYU and Utah, and the last game attended was the Utah-BYU contest where the Utes clinched their second berth in the BCS.

"I was down on the field before the game and the atmosphere was amazing," said Van Leeuwen.

But nothing like the atmosphere that Van Leeuwen and his teammates experienced in late November when they wrapped up the Utah state title. "For sure, the championship was the best and the most fun game of all," said Van Leeuwen. "It was the closest one, too."

Van Leeuwen put out a strong senior season, catching 65 passes for 1,111 yards and 14 touchdowns and has two returns for scores. He also had seven touchdowns called back on penalties.

Academically, he is in fine shape with a 3.2 GPA and he'll retake the ACT.


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