Elliott named NKY POY

Elliott named NKY POY

Ryle junior Travis Elliott was a force for his team as a junior. Elliott was named Northern Kentucky Player of the Year by the Cincinnati Enquirer. But Elliott still wants to get better.

Ryle junior Travis Elliott was a force for his team as a junior. Elliott was named Northern Kentucky Player of the Year by the Cincinnati Enquirer. But Elliott still wants to get better.

Last season Ryle finished with a 12-2 record and running back Travis Elliott had 2215 yards and 32 touchdowns on the season. Elliott earned a scholarship offer from Western Kentucky, but is hearing from many others.

"I'm hearing from Western Kentucky, Tulsa, Illinois, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Missouri, BYU, Toledo, Michigan, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Dakota State," he said. "I have got letters from many more but these schools are most interested."

Elliott has visited a couple of schools already, but he plans on checking out a few more.

"I attended the Junior Days at Western Kentucky and Kentucky. This weekend I am flying to Tulsa for their spring practice and Junior Day," he said. "I have also been invited and will attend Junior Days at Illinois, Michigan, Ball State, Toledo and Tennessee," said Elliott.

Elliott is highly interested in Fire Science and possibly going into the military. For that reason, he's hoping to hear from another few schools.

"I would be interested in Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Army and Citadel," he stated.

Elliott had a great season last year, leading to a lot of interest. But he's not willing to take all the credit for his success and he knows he can still become a better player.

"Football is such a team sport," he said. "It's hard to comment on individual performance. We have a great offensive line this season and maybe an even better one this coming year. With the help of my teammates I was able to put up some impressive numbers and was voted the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Player of the Year," he said. "I felt good about our team and my individual performance. But as athletes we always strive to get better."

And how has Elliott improved as a player since football season started?

"Every day I really work on all parts of my game. I spend many hours in the weight room and on the field," he said. "I have been a varsity starter for four years. I am a very intense player that plays with a lot of emotion on the field," said Elliott. "Last year I was able to focus that intensity more. I would say that has a lot to do with being older and a team captain. I still play with a lot of emotion and intensity, but I do a much better job of controlling it than I did as a freshman or sophomore," he finished.

It won't be long before Elliott brings that intensity to a college program.

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