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Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: UCLA offers Reid Travis


2014 Minneapolis, Minnesota four-star power forward recruit Reid Travis received yet another major offer yesterday in his recruitment from the UCLA Bruins. The third-best recruit in the state of Minnesota, Travis is high on the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Michigan State Spartans, Stanford Cardinal, Harvard Crimson, Gonzaga Bulldogs, and Northwestern Wildcats. UCLA should figure heavily into the four-star PFs recruitment, and he also holds offers from other major programs.

The Iowa State Cyclones, Arizona Wildcats, Colorado Buffaloes, Iowa Hawkeyes, Butler Bulldogs, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oregon Ducks, Penn State Nittany Lions, Purdue Boilermakers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, USC Trojans, and Washington State Cougars have all offered the highly-touted 2014 prospect. Travis has received plenty of offers in the Pac-12 and Big Ten, and the Bruins are just the latest storied hoops program to have offered him.

Travis is one of the top 20 power forwards in the country, and the De La Salle star is ranked by the 247Composite as the 52nd-best recruit in the country overall. It will be interesting to see where Notre Dame stands in his recruitment, but it looks like Michigan State and Minnesota are two Big Ten teams in a great position early on. Travis is one of the smartest prospects in the country, and that’s easily noticed by offers from schools like Harvard and Stanford.

The 6’7″, 235 pound forward (he can also play as a three) is an important local product for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and new head coach Richard Pitino, and their quest to keep Travis in the state of Minnesota just got harder with the offer from UCLA. Although he is also a touted quarterback prospect, Travis is such a good basketball player that he will most likely focus on hoops in college. However, there are a few schools who will let him play both, and no school that is a major factor in his recruitment wants him to only play football.




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