Los Angeles (Calif.) Jefferson is emerging as one of the inner cities better programs. Under the direction of head coach Doi Johnson the Democrats have done a steady job developing talent of late.
Jefferson is home for one of the nation’s best wide receiver prospects in Austin Usher (6-4, 200, 4.4), but another player will also be counted on to help the Jefferson cause. That player is cornerback Travis Smith (6-0, 160, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jefferson.
“Travis is a great kid, has a great work ethic and is really smart,” Jefferson head coach Doi Johnson said. “He is a playmaker who had three picks on defense and had five touchdowns on offense as a wide receiver.”
“Travis proves that the game is 70% mental,” Johnson said. “He understands the game and he thinks as he he’s playing, but it doesn’t slow him down at all.”
“We are expecting huge things out of him this season,” Johnson said. “Travis is a leader on and off the field.”
“Travis has to be a leader,” Johnson said. “We expect to be very good in 2004 and we expect Travis to lead the way.”
The scouting report on Smith is he has high ceiling and has the motivation to achieve his goals.
Besides UCLA, Smith is getting serious recruiting attention from Arizona State, Arizona and Oregon State.
There will be more competitors for Smith’s services before too long.