Future Bronco Eyes State Championship

Servite HS OL Travis Averill (Anaheim, CA) verbally committed to Boise State back in July and is focused on winning yet another State Championship. The future Bronco anchors a strong O-line for the Friars and they're off to a fast start at 3-0. What are his thoughts on the season through three games? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that and more.

Servite HS OL Travis Averill (Anaheim, CA) verbally committed to Boise State back in July and is focused on winning yet another State Championship. The future Bronco anchors a strong O-line for the Friars and they're off to a fast start at 3-0. What are his thoughts on the season through three games?

"It's been real tough," he said. "We've played some really good teams, but it's preparing us for league and our league is no joke. We're going to have to continue to step up."

"We've got Edison this week," he stated. "We just got to come out and hit them hard. We need the O-line to set the tempo for the offense. We'll have a good shot at winning if we can beat them up front. They are really good so we got to be prepared."

"Our goal is to make it back to the State Championship," said Averill. "I think this team has the potential to make a real deep run in the playoffs and contend all the way. Having said that, there's no easy games on our schedule. We look good so far, but we're going to have to keep it up."

Averill keeps in contact with (OL Coach) Chris Strausser and says the coaching staff really likes his versatility in that he can play any position on the O-line.

"I spoke to Coach Strausser last night," he said. "We were just catching up, seeing how things are going. What I like about Coach Strausser is the fact that he's more of a teacher as opposed to someone that will yell and scream at you. He's calm, but I know he can get after it on the field."

"I'm at Left Tackle right now, but I'll play anywhere they want me," he said. "They like that I can play any position on the O-line," he added.

Looking back, Averill (6'4, 280) says the family atmosphere was the biggest reason why he decided to become a Bronco.

"It felt like a family when I went up there," said Averill. "They're a very close-knit group. It was awesome to see that. It reminded me of Servite. That was the biggest thing for me."

What about that win over Georgia?

"Their O-line was just killing it against Georgia. I was really impressed," he said. "They opened up holes and kept the pressure off of Kellen (Moore). They had a huge impact on the game and didn't give up any sacks."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Travis Averill.




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