One of the very best wide receiver prospects from the state of Florida is Travis Rudolph from West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman. His coach, Steve Walsh, has been there and done that. Walsh starred at the University of Miami and had a long professional career.
"That talk was two years ago," Walsh said. "He wasn't a very good wide receiver. Since, he has worked his butt off. Travis runs exceptionally well and he's the strongest kid of the team. We have a 1,200-pound club that includes the bench press, squat, power clean and dead lift. He exceeds 1,500-pounds."
Rudolph, 6-foot-1, 175-pounds, is a special player. He also stars on defense.
"Travis gives us the best player on the field," Walsh said. "So I figure he needs to stay on the field. So he's either a disguise or he gets the ball. We have always faced big time players so it's nice to be on the other side. We have played kids like that."
Rudolph holds offers from college programs like Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Georgia, Louisville, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, and many others. Despite his football prowess Walsh said he's even better off the field.
"The best part of Travis is he's a great kid," Walsh said. "He's so humble and works so hard. He does what he says and that's so rare with these high school kids. It's been a pleasure to coach him. Travis has plenty of opportunities but for now he's focuses on his season."
In week one of the season Rudolph caught 10 passes for 155 yards and two scores. Below are some of his highlights from last season.