Badgers Jump Up Traveon Beck's List

Originally planning to commit in a month, Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco High School junior cornerback Traveon Beck is pushing back his commitment to check out more schools, especially after he got an offer from Wisconsin.

Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda spent the better part of last season recruiting the state of Florida but has quickly adapted to a part of his new recruiting territory in California. Spending UW’s off day checking out prospects on the West Coast, Aranda stopped by Bellflower St. John Bosco High School and was impressed enough with junior cornerback Traveon Beck to extend an offer.

“The defensive coordinator, Coach Aranda, had called my coach and then my coach had called me to actually call Coach Aranda,” Beck told BadgerNation. “I was really excited about the offer and really blessed. It was out of nowhere actually. I hadn’t really talked to Wisconsin much.”

The 5-10, 170-pound Beck also received a Thursday offer from Fresno State and holds additional offers from Arizona State, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State and Washington State. The Badgers have gone from a surprise offer to one of his favorites.

“I am very interested and I am looking to go visit them sometime in the summer,” said Beck. “I am just very interested and looking to learn more about the school. I already know a lot about the football program and their achievements, but I am just wanting to learn more about them.”

Ranked a three-star recruit and the No. 27 cornerback in the nation, Beck was originally hoping to decide May 20. With the sudden rush of offers and other schools showing strong interest, Beck plans to take some more time to evaluate his college choice.

“It was true that I was planning on committing soon, but now I am looking to take some more time,” said Beck. “I have a top four of San Jose State, Washington State, Arizona State and Wisconsin. I am also definitely okay with leaving home and have no problems with that.”

Beck plans on visiting San Jose State in the near future.

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