Mickens looking for chance to prove himself

Navarro CB Tramone Mickens (5-11, 190) is a humble player who plays a big game. He isn't the biggest corner on the block, but he loves to play physical and this past season the talented prospect locked down one side of the field for the Bulldogs and with that productivity combined with his overall talent, four-year schools are already starting to show him some interest...

Mickens was a standout prep at Lincoln (Dallas, Tx.) High School and signed with Texas A&M, but since he was unable to qualify, the Aggie coaches pointed him in Navarro's direction.

"When I didn't end up there they said Navarro would be a great place for me and I agree," Mickens told JCFootball.com over the weekend. "I have really enjoyed it here. There are great players here and we face tough talent every week, so I feel it prepares you for the next step."

As a freshman last fall, Mickens totaled three passes-defensed while also posting 22 tackles and one interception.

"I can play any kind of defense that is called," Mickens noted. "If I have to play off coverage in zone and read the quarterback, I can do that or I can play press and get up in the receiver's face.

"I love to be physical. I feel like I play more physical than people expect me to."

Even though Mickens possesses 4.3 speed, he mentioned that he wants to continue to work on his speed as well as his quickness.

"There are always things to improve on, no matter how good you think you are," Mickens said. "We're working hard as a team right now, trying to get ready for a great season where we can win a championship."

On the recruiting front, Mickens has been hearing from several schools, but no offers have come in as of yet.

"LSU has talked to me, Texas has been talking to me and Florida and TCU too," Mickens said. "There are a couple more that have been calling too and my coaches have said a couple want to offer me, but I haven't been able to sit down with them yet to see who that is."

Mickens is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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