Elite 11: Travon Travis

by Dave Schroeder - www.twitter.com/GulfSportsDave

Gulfport wide receiver Travon Travis will be starting for the Admirals for a 3rd straight year.  His big play ability has Gulfport aiming high.

"He's a great receiver, has great hands, runs great routes, and he can score," said Gulfport head coach Mike Justice.

Travon Travis was born to run, and given an inch, he'll take it a mile.

"Growing up I always had the desire to score touchdowns.  When I get the ball in my hands, all I want to do is score touchdowns," said Travis.

At 5-10, Travis is short for a receiver. It shouldn't surprise you then, to learn that DeSean Jackson is Travis' favorite NFL wideout.

"I feel like height don't mean anything, size don't mean anything, the guy who can get the job done should be out there," Travis said.

With 50 catches, 1000 yards, and 14 touchdowns last year, Travis has proved he belongs on the gridiron.

"It's actually pretty easy, you just say it, and do it, there's nothing really to it," Travis said.

Travis' talents remind Gulfport coach Mike Justice of one of his former standouts.

"I had a kid named Mike Espy, played with me at Madison in '99, and Mike signed with Ole Miss and played for the Washington Redskins.  Travon reminds me of Mike," Justice said.

With a tough schedule ahead of the Admirals to start the season, Travis wants to get back from his ankle injury in a hurry.

"Hopefully I'll be back for Picayune, if not I'll definitely be back for South Panola," Travis said.

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