Former Poplarville standout D.J. Travis commits to Louisiana-Monroe

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One of the best to ever come through Poplarville is heading to the Division I FBS level.

Today, D.J. Travis made his verbal commitment to the University of Louisiana-Monroe where he’ll have two more years of eligibility after spending the last two seasons of Jones College.

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Travis was a part of Poplarville’s 2016 run to the 4A State Championship game as a junior and made a return trip to the South State title game as a senior.

In 2019, Travis had 11 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a pick as a defensive back for the Bobcats.

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