Olympic Heights coach and ESPN West Palm's contributor, Chris Kokell, gives a comprehesive film breakdown of high school football prospects across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
School: Oxbridge Academy (Class of 2016)
What jumps out to me the most is Travis Homer’s vision. Great lateral movement. He sets up defenders two moves ahead and finds new running lanes without stopping his feet. That skill is what separates the great ones. Many change of direction backs have to stop and find a new lane, Homer does it all in one motion. Has the breakaway speed to turn any play into a home run. Soft hands out of the backfield make him an every down back. Homer runs well both on the perimeter and in between the tackles. Keeps his legs moving. That leg drive makes Homer very tough to take down on first contact.
What To Work On:
Travis Homer appears to be a complete back. Would like to see Homer doing more pass blocking on his tape. Shows the aggressiveness to be very capable, but just didn’t see it enough. Homer has 4.55 and 4.48 forty times listed. Both are great times for really good players. Homer is beyond the stage for good and has a chance to be great. Should work hard on lowering that time through intense, fast twitch speed training in the off season. The only other knock would be the level of competition Oxbridge faced in the Gold Coast Conference. We will find out more as the Thunderwolves move into FHSAA District play this year.
Kokell Film Analysis:
Travis Homer is special. Had a friend and former division one football player watch Travis Homer’s film and as he put it “I don’t even know how fast he is but this kid looks like he would be a at least decent in the NFL right now”. Not bad praise for a junior in high school. The sky is the limit for Homer as his natural instincts match his physical prowess. After seeing his film, I can confidently say that Travis Homer is my top ranked running back in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast’s class of 2016. If Homer stays health, stays humble and goes to the right program he could have a long career beyond even the collegiate level.
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