Corral Conversations: Travis Averill

Servite HS OL Travis Averill (Anaheim, CA) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2012 class in February & is currently preparing for his future as a Bronco. The talented O-lineman was a "key" recruit in Boise State's 2012 class as he chose the Broncos over a number of Pac-12 schools. So, how are workouts going right now? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about that & more.

Servite HS OL Travis Averill (Anaheim, CA) signed with Boise State as a member of the 2012 class in February and is currently preparing for his future as a Bronco. The talented O-lineman was a "key" recruit in Boise State's 2012 class as he chose the Broncos over a number of Pac-12 schools. So, how are workouts going right now?

"They're going well," he said. "I feel I'm lifting a lot, getting myself physically ready, and getting myself mentally prepared as well. I'm doing a lot of power cleans, a little cardio, a lot of reps one week and then cut them down the next."

"I'm going to try to compete for playing time right away," he said. "I want to play as a freshman, but I'll be ok with it if they choose to redshirt me," he added.

"As an O-lineman, you have to be pretty big to play right away," he stated. "More than anything, I think it's about learning the technique. You got to get your feet right, get under them, and be mentally prepared. That's what I try to do...make sure I understand the technique."

Averill definitely has the potential to compete for playing time as a true freshman. At 6'4 275, he'll head to Boise in good shape and says he's ready to get to work in Boise State's S&C Program.

"I feel that I'm in good shape right now," said Averill. "I trimmed off some of the fat and feel that I've gotten a lot stronger. I'm pretty happy with 275 and now I'm just ready to get started in the strength and conditioning program."

"I think they'll see where I'm at after fall camp," he said. "Maybe I'll play if I'm ready. I'll play wherever I'm needed."

At Servite, Averill says he's learned many valuable lessons that he plans to take with him to Boise State and beyond. The future Bronco says the most valuable one of all is to "be committed."

"You have to be committed," he said. "You have to be all in all the time. It was tough. It wasn't easy at all and to get by you have to be mentally prepared. At Servite, they taught us that. We outplayed other teams, were more physical, and worked harder in the weight room. They taught us that technique. If we were off by even a few inches they'd set us straight."

"We were always moving, no huddle, lots of moving," said Averill. "I feel our offense kept us in shape and we were always ready to go."

Like most of the incoming freshmen, Averill will arrive in Boise in late June and will enroll in the summer bridge program at Boise State.

"I'll be up there on June 23rd," he said. "I'm really excited...ready to get to work," he added.

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




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