Greenbelt (Md.) Roosevelt defensive back Travon Bellamy (6-0, 185) has seen his offer list grow to four scholarship offers through the early part of August.
To date, Kent State, North Carolina, Illinois and Oregon State have all extended an offer to the versatile defensive back, and another pair of schools are also showing a strong interest in Bellamy.
“I’ve got my four offers, and then I’m also hearing from UCLA and Penn State a lot. If either one of them offer me, I’ll definitely plan to take an official visit there. But if Penn State offers me, then I may just go ahead and commit there,” Bellamy said.
Playing heavily in the Nittany Lions favor is Bellamy’s former teammate Derrick Williams, one of the elite recruits in the Class of 2005, is now in State College.
“Derrick was just back here on a mini-vacation and talking up Penn State. If they offered me, I’d probably commit and go there. I’d love to play there and it’d be cool to play with Derrick in college,” said Bellamy.
Bellamy said that UCLA and Oregon State, though, remain legitimate schools for him.
“Right now, I’d like to broaden my horizons. I wouldn’t mind going out west. It’d be a nice experience for me. Or maybe even down south, where it’s football country. I’m not sure about the Midwest though,” said Bellamy.
He was set to take an unofficial visit this summer to UCLA, but finances prevented that from happening.
“I will definitely take an official visit to UCLA if they offer me because then I’ll know they’re serious about me,” Bellamy said.
Bellamy said he would play either corner or free safety (“where I could roam more, cover and hit”).
For now, he will take care of his official visits later during the season or when its done, instead choosing to focus on his senior year.
During his junior year, Bellamy amassed 77 tackles, 7 interceptions (3 which he returned for touchdowns), a kick return for a touchdown and five pass breakups.
Bellamy has a 2.8 GPA and took the SAT this past spring.