October 21, 2020

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Diamond In The Rough: Travis Pitcher Jr.

Travis Pitcher Jr. is a 5’10” 145 pound defensive back from Plaquemine High School in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Pitcher has a quick speed and solid cover skills. He can easily come up and support the run and is very physical. He mentioned that this season he will be wearing the number 23 in honor of his grandmother who died a day before Christmas Eve on December 23rd. He is also dedicating this season to his closest friend who died before their Senior season. He is apart of the track & field team at Plaquemine High.

CHECK OUT TRAVIS’ HIGHLIGHTS HERE

When did you begin playing football and what motivated you to play?

I started playing football when I was six. My cousins really motivated me to play football, I really looked up to them.

Do you have any hobbies outside of sports?

My mom and I like to cook on Sundays. I also like to play the game and listen to music.

So what’s your favorite thing to cook and what’s your favorite video game to play?

My favorite thing to cook is fettuccine. My favorite game is Madden21.

What has football taught you about life?

Football has taught me so much. It’s taught me how to be a man and not make dumb decisions.

What’s your favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana?

I love how everyone comes together when we’re on the field. It’s a brotherhood.

How was running track helped you on the football field?

I run the 4×1! I like to run long distances as it helps me on the field with my stamina.

What’s your favorite thing about your position?

As a defensive back, I love the contact.

Do you have any specific goals for this season?

One of my goals is to get past the first round of the playoffs with my team. Secondly, I just want to continue to be a team leader for my team. I also just want to win the State Championship and get a ring!

How do you think coaches and teammates would describe you as a player?

They would describe me as the leader. I am also definitely the hype man!

What type of things did you do this offseason to keep yourself in shape?

I trained with Kyle Morgan. I also did drills around the back of my house.

What would you tell younger players who want to play high school football one day?

I would tell them to wait their time and work hard. Don’t give up on any reps.

What are you looking for out of a college team and what would you bring to one?

I’m looking for trust in a college. If there’s no trust, how can I perform my best at the school? I’m looking for a place that will help me and care. I’ll bring speed, I can play the slot and leadership skills learned from high school. I can bring it all.

What are three words to describe yourself?

Leader, funny and intelligent.

What’s been the highlight of your football career?

I would say during a game versus Livonia. It was the fourth quarter with three minutes left. They ran the ball my way and I made a big hit against their quarterback. My whole team jumped on me with excitement.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself having my own successful business and helping others.

What do you do to prepare for upcoming games? Is there a specific snack you like to eat or artist you listen to?

I like to take a knee and pray right before the game. I listen to NBA Youngboy before a game. I focus before the games and think about what I need to do on the field.

What is one thing you can’t go a day without?

I can’t go without football. If I didn’t have football, I don’t where I would be right now.

If you could go on a vacation anywhere, where would you go?

I would go to Fiji!

Is there any NFL or College athlete that you try to model your play style after?

Austin Mitchell. I look up to him, he is my big cousin. He is a star receiver at Southeastern Louisiana University!