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June 24, 2011Last season as a junior, Oak Grove (Miss.) High School's Travonte Fenton was one of the top ball-hawking defensive backs in the state. The 5-foot-11 and 180-pound 2012 prospect finished the year with 64 tackles and a Class 6A-best eight interceptions.
Despite school being out for the summer, Fenton says he is still doing his homework on the field during his camp stops.
"Learn, learn and learn some more," said Fenton of his top priority this summer. "I am trying to learn as many techniques and trying to play better in man coverage. I want to learn as much as I can to help my game in the fall."
Fenton has already camped at Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Ole Miss, and he has plans to also camp at Florida State and Nebraska.
Before his summer slate opened up, Fenton already held a pair of offers with interest from several more schools.
"Southern Miss and Arkansas State have offered me," said Fenton. "And then I am getting interest from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska and Florida and Florida State. A lot of schools recruiting me like me as a safety and wanted to see me first at camp."
And Fenton did just that at MSU's camp earlier this month. However, he started well at that camp but had a disappointing finish.
"It was going good at Mississippi State with all the camp drills," said Fenton. "I was working with the defensive backs and I was having a good day. The coaches said they liked me and how well I was doing. But then I tweaked my ankle a bit and I couldn't practice anymore that afternoon."
Yet Fenton said he will take advantage of another opportunity to perform in front of the MSU coaching staff.
"I got invited back for the Big Dawg Camp," said Fenton. "So I will be back for that so I can perform again and this time I will be healthy. I liked it up there on my first visit and I look forward to going back. The coaches are very intense and I like how they move everyone fast in drills and they are very up-tempo. They have a lot of big practice fields and a big practice indoor facility, too."