2014 DL Valentine makes impromptu trip 

July, 19, 2012
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Travonte Valentine (Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside) didn't have any intentions of visiting Tallahassee for the Jimbo Fisher Camp as recently as Monday.

A conversation with an assistant coach at his high school changed the 6-foot-4, 295-pound defensive tackle's mind.

"My defensive line coach asked me if I wanted to come up here and check it out with him," Valentine said. "Just got in the car and rode up here four hours from Palm Bay, Fla."

Valentine, who is suffering from a knee injury, did not compete on Wednesday. The 2014 prospect hasn't completely ruled out participating, although the forecast seems bleak.

"It was pretty cool to see some of the competition and the 7-on-7 and stuff like that," he said of the camp's first day. "It was pretty good. I am enjoying the weather and seeing how it is.

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