TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Pine Crest running back Traveon Henry arrived at the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp on Monday afternoon. During the afternoon camp session, he worked at defensive back. On Tuesday morning, he intends to show his ability at running back. The reason for working on both sides of the ball is to give the Seminoles' staff a chance to evaluate his versatility.
"Florida State isn't sure where they want me at," Henry said. "That is what I am here to see."
"I am comfortable with either one," Henry added. "I don't have a preference right now, but it would probably be safety because I love to hit."
Henry's initial audition with the Seminoles was working at safety, which means he got a lot of hands-on input from defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Mark Stoops.
"I can see why he has produced such great safeties at Miami and here," Henry said. "He is a great coach. I learned a lot here."
Throughout his recruitment, Henry has heard from Florida State running backs coach Eddie Gran, his area recruiter.
"I have been dealing with Coach (Eddie) Gran for a while," Henry said. "We have been real active. I hit him up probably every week. He just told me to stay in shape and be prepared to show up here and compete."
In addition to the interest from the Seminoles, Henry holds offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Illinois, Maryland, N.C. State, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest. He said the schools are pretty evenly split on wanting him as a defensive back or running back.
He has previously taken a visit to Florida and Northwestern.
"I went up to Northwestern probably a month ago for basketball. I got to see all the facilities and meet all of the coaches," "At Florida, I took a tour with Coach (Brian) White and he showed me the facilities. That was about it because nobody was really there.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect is hoping to hit the road again in the coming weeks to check out a few more schools.
"In July I want to take a few more trips and see a few schools - I am trying to get to Stanford this week," Henry said. "I also want to see Michigan and Wisconsin."
Henry, who shared no timeline for making a decision, said he wants a school that stands out both academically and athletically.
"I want a royal university, one that isn't just known here in the USA but that is known everywhere," Henry said. "I want a school with a good alumni base and that has produced a lot of good players at the next level."
At this time, Henry said he is undecided on whether or not he plays both basketball and football in college.
As a junior, Henry totaled 184 carries for 1,404 yards with 19 touchdowns. On the gridiron last season, Henry scored touchdowns via rushing, receiving, kick returning and punt returning. On the basketball court, Henry averaged 14.5 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, 8.2 assists per game and was named Broward Class 3A-2A-1A Boys Basketball Player of the Year.