Update on USC verbal Travis Draper

Travis Draper from Paso Robles HS is one of the top OL on the entire west coast. He committed to the Trojans in late August and could not be happier about his decision.

"I really like the choice I made, and I am standing by it. I'm just excited to be part of the team. They're doing a great job."

Travis is being recruited to play Offensive Tackle where he feels that his "quickness and speed off of the ball" are his greatest strengths. He looks to add to his 6-5, 260 pound frame by "hitting the gym after the season and coming in (into summer camp) at around 280."

Draper has led his Paso Robles team to the top of its league by playing on both sides of the ball. On defense, he uses his combination of size and speed to terrorize opposing Quarterbacks as a Defensive End. Through seven games, he has racked up "five sacks and I don't know how many tackles I have".

OL coach Tim Davis will be Draper's position coach at USC and Travis looks forward to their future relationship: "He's a great guy, he's fired up about a lot of stuff. I think it's a lot better to be coached by a guy like him than someone who lets you do what you want to do."

Travis has been selected to play in the prestigious CA-FL bowl that will take place in late Jan. Travis will officially trip to USC, though he has yet to set an official date. He plans on attending the USC-ND game.

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