April 25, 2006

Vols courting South Florida signalcaller

As the search for a signalcaller for the class of 2007 moves forward, one of the places it is going to take the Tennessee coaching staff is Miami, Florida. Miami is home to Central High School standout Travaris Cadet.

Cadet is a 6-foot-1, 205 pound athlete who will let anyone who will listen know that he is not just an athlete playing quarterback.

"Everyone looks at me and sees me as an athlete playing quarterback which is fine," Cadet said. "Some schools say they are recruiting me as an athlete and that is fine. I am not opposed to playing other positions, but my choice is quarterback. I just want a true opportunity to play quarterback wherever I go. I think once I get a chance to show my talents at quarterback then I will be a quarterback."

As a junior, Cadet threw 15 touchdown passes in earning second team all-district honors.

In terms of colleges, Cadet plans to take all five visits and go through the entire process. To date, Cadet has offers from Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and Florida. As for the Vols, Cadet likes what he has seen.

"I certainly have interest in them," Cadet said. "In watching them on television you can see their intensity. I think I would fit in well with their system. I like what they have done with their coaching changes and I just think Tennessee could be a good fit for me."

Cadet said he has watched the Vols for the last couple of seasons including two years ago when former Vol now Ole Miss Rebel Brent Schaeffer was under center.

"I watched them some last year," Cadet said. "And I watched them with Schaeffer was playing. I don't know him personally, but I knew of him when he was in high school. Some say we are similar athletically on the field."

Distance from home is not a factor according to Cadet, who says he is looking for the right fit wherever that is.

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