West Palm Beach's Homer ready for spotlight for Hurricanes

courtesy: Sun-Sentinel

As the dust settles after the Miami Hurricanes' exhilarating victory over Florida State Saturday, Miami's eyes now turn to the future - a future that does not include star running back Mark Walton. He left Saturday's game with an ankle injury, and he is expected to miss the season.

That leaves sophomore Travis Homer, a West Palm Beach native from Oxbridge Academy, to step in as the starting back. Homer knows he has big shoes to fill, but said at practice he's ready to take on the role.

"I learned from Mark about his drive," says Homer. "Just the ability to come out and work every day."

Homer has had flashes all ready this season in a backup role. He rushed for over 100 yards in the opener against Bethune-Cookman, and scored two touchdowns against Toledo.

The 11th ranked Hurricanes look to stay undefeated Saturday against Georgia Tech.

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