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Reid Travis

Marcus R. Fuller of the Pioneer Press reported Wednesday night that DeLaSalle (Minneapolis, Minn.) star Reid Travis will not play football this fall in an effort to concentrate on basketball.

Travis, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward, is regarded as the No. 45 overall prospect in the Class of 2014 by 247Sports.com. Gonzaga, Minnesota, Stanford and UCLA are at the forefront of his hoops recruitment.

"Football is one of those sports where you just can't get out there without getting your body and your mind on track," Travis' father Nate told the Pioneer Press. "If he wasn't going to do it in college, then maybe he should focus more on the basketball aspect."

As a junior at DeLaSalle, Travis averaged 27.4 points per game and led the Islanders to a AAA state title and national ranking. He earned second team Junior All-American honors from MaxPreps and shared state player of the year with Apple Valley point guard and club teammate Tyus Jones.

On the gridiron, Travis was a promising dual-threat quarterback. He threw for 1,435 yards and 15 TDs last fall at DeLaSalle, running for over 500 yards and 10 more TDs.

According to the Pioneer Press, Boston College, Iowa, Minnesota and Rutgers extended offers for football.