The Mountain West released its preseason predictions at its annual football preview.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Fifth season with the Spartans... Returning starter as a defensive tackle... 37 games played with 33 starts... Signed with San José State in February 2010 as a tight end/defensive end prospect... Three-time academic all-conference honoree... Last name is pronounced - RAH-see-tee.
2013: Started in 11 of 12 games... Led the team's down linemen with 37 tackles, 2.0 quarterback sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss... Had a single-game personal best 3.0 tackles for loss and matched his tops in tackles with seven vs. Utah State (9/27)... Also had a tackle for loss at Nevada (11/16)... Led the Spartans with two of the team's seven blocked kicks... Got his hand on PATs in the Wyoming (10/26) and San Diego State games (11/2)... Began the season on the Rotary Lombardi Trophy and Bednarik Award watch lists.
2012: First-team All-WAC selection... A first-team CollegeFootballNews.com's sophomore All-America choice... Started all 13 games... Credited with 52 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss and 8.5 quarterback sacks... 35th ranked nationally, second in the WAC and second on the team in quarterback sacks... Second in the WAC in tackles for loss... One of three San José State defensive linemen with 10.0 or more tackles for loss... Had a tackle for loss in 10 of 13 games including a season-best 2.0 in wins over Colorado State (9/15), San Diego State (9/22) and Louisiana Tech (11/24)... Credited with at least 0.5 sacks in eight of 13 contests... Season-high six tackles in the Idaho (11/3) and Louisiana Tech (11/24) victories... Recovered a fumble in the UTSA win (10/20).
2011: Played in 12 games and started nine times... The WAC's Defensive Freshman of the Year by Yahoo!Sports... Credited with 26 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback sack... Season-high seven tackles (one solo, six assisted) against Nevada (9/17)... Three games with a tackle for loss including 2.0 in the Colorado State win (10/1)... Shared the team lead with two fumble recoveries... His recoveries resulted in a field goal at Utah State (11/12) and a go-ahead touchdown in the Fresno State win (11/26).
2010: A redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 CalHiSports.com second-team all-state pick for College Park High (Coach Bill Kepler) in Pleasant Hill, Calif. ... Played fullback, tight end, middle linebacker, defensive end, defensive tackle and was the team's long snapper... Also named a 2009 second-team All-Metro selection and the Co-Most Valuable Player of the Diablo Valley League... Was a first-team all-league defensive lineman and a second-team tight end in 2008... Also lettered in basketball.
MORE ON TRAVIS: A 2014 graduate who majored in business management... His dad, David Raciti, was a defensive lineman for Cal Poly in 1986... The native of Antioch, Calif., was born on May 21, 1992.