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Bellamy considers two for officials

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Safety Travon Bellamy out of Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt has begun to talk with coaches about official visits. Who is the 6-foot-0, 178-pounder with 4.4-second speed looking at for visits and when?
"I was talking to coach Locksley at Illinois about an official visit a week ago," he said. "I've still got to discuss it with my parents, but I'm looking at scheduling it on October 21st. If I can't make that, it'll be sometime after the season. I want to take an official to them because they were the first school to offer me and my old teammate Will Davis goes there.
"I'm also looking at UCLA for one of my other officials. I'm really interested in them despite not having an offer. They are still waiting for my senior film which my coach is sending out I believe this week. Hopefully they'll like what they see and if I get an offer from them I'll most likely visit there."
Earlier this season, the three-star prospect took an unofficial visit to the Minnesota-Penn State game.
"I loved it at Penn State, the fans are amazing and I can't even put it into words. This was my first college football game ever and my eyes were big the whole game," he said. "I thought it was like the Super Bowl with the fans and crowd. I got a chance to catch up with my old teammate Derrick Williams and he told me that the biggest difference between high school and college is the game speed. I also told him how our team is doing this season and talked a little bit of stuff outside of football."
Bellamy currently doesn't have any favorites as he considers plenty of schools.
"I'm getting phone calls from UCLA, West Virginia, Oregon State, South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Marshall and others," he said. "Everybody is talking about scholarships and they'll let me know after they see my film, but they are all even at this time."
The No. 46 safety in the country has helped Eleanor Roosevelt to a 4-0 record.
"I've done great this season as I'm playing all over the field at kick returner, punt returner, wide receiver, running back, safety and cornerback. I love playing all over the field and it gives me a chance to expose more of my skills out there," he said. "I know in just the last game I had a 35-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, seven tackles, one reception for 50-yards and four returns for 80 yards.
"I feel I can still improve each and every day. This year the game has really slowed down and I react to the ball much quicker. I'm also in top-notch shape and my speed and strength have improved. All that hard work I put in during the offseason is paying off up to this point in the season."
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