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Commitment Analysis; CB Travis Amey
Offers: Charleston Southern, East Carolina, Georgia Southern, Marshall, Old Dominion, South Alabama, Troy Committed To: Marshall What to Like Tallahassee (Fla.) Leon High School cornerback prospect Travis Amey can do one thing you can't coach, run. Amey has very good speed. According to Leon assistant coach Doug Waddell, the rising senior runs a legit 4.4-forty. Most of Amey's tape from last year is of him playing wide receiver and running back. The 5-foot-11 and 165-pounder demonstrates good feet and the ability to change direction at running back. At wide receiver he demonstrates good hands and adjust to the ball very well which transfers to the defensive side of the ball and will serve him well at cornerback. At cornerback, Amey has a low, smooth backpedal which allows him to break quickly on passes in the three-step passing game. He is flexible in the hips and can turn and run with the opposing team's best receiver at the high school level. Amey uses good technique in my coverage and does a good job of staying on the inside hip of his receiver. He will also play with pain. Last season Amey played the last three quarters of the season with a nagging high ankle sprain. Development, Improvement and Questions Amey must continue to get bigger and stronger in order to be a complete corner at the college level and be equally effective against the run or the pass. He doesn't shy away from contact but in run support but must continue to improve his tackling. Adding lower-body strength will help his tackling and improve his ability to run his feet through the ball carrier. He must continue to improve his upper-body strength to be effective in press-man coverage at the college level. There are some questions on Amey's ability and comfort level in zone coverage. Does he have good field awareness, eye control or instincts when playing zone coverage? Early Take Amey picked up several scholarship offers this spring and has continued to draw attention in camps this summer. He will likely continue to gain attention in the fall especially if he can stay healthy and show that he has added some size and physicality to his game. Marshall has to feel good about landing the commitment from Amey especially after the future corner's enjoyable visit to South Alabama the weekend prior to his visit on the Thundering Herd. Amey has the potential to develop and grow into a very good cornerback for Marshall. He runs very well, has good feet and change of direction and is athletic. The ball skills he has developed as a receiver as well as his body control and ability to adjust to the ball all translate to the cornerback position and will help with Amey's adjustment to the college game.
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