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Miami Hurricanes 2016 Freshman Profile: Travis Homer

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In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Freshman Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's newcomers for 2016. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Travis Homer

RB - 5'11 195 Freshman - West Palm Beach, Fl

Rated as a 4 star prospect on most  recruiting services.

Local product committed to UM early and stayed committed.  Also the first non early enrollee to sign on NSD.

Is a complete back.  Can catches passes out of the back field, displays great vision, breakaway speed, and uncanny strength for a smaller back:

Summary:  Travis Homer has the look of a player who can come in and contribute right away. However, given the 'Canes depth at RB featuring Joe Yearby, Mark Walton (assuming he is reinstated), Gus Edwards, and Trayone Gray, there is a pretty good chance Homer is redshirted in 2016.  Given his home run abilities and soft hands, he could be sensational in a year two with additional size and strength. Then again, if he comes in this fall and is better than the aforementioned players above, do not be shocked if Coach Mark Richt finds a role for him in the offense. His style is reminiscent of Miami's All-Time leading rusher, Duke Johnson. I am not saying Homer will come in and break records the way Duke did, but with the compact frame, stiff arm, speed, and receiving abilities he displays, could give 'Canes fans goosebumps in the coming years.  He does look to run a little straight up at times. But he will have plenty of time to learn and improve all aspects of his game. Down the line Homer should be a special player. In 2016, if the coaching staff chooses not to RS him, he will start his career as a very good change of pace back.