Servite O-lineman Commits To Boise State

Servite HS OL Travis Averill (Anaheim, CA) became the eleventh verbal commitment for the Boise State 2012 recruiting class on Tuesday night when he chose to end his recruitment and pledge to the Blue & Orange. So, what set Boise State apart from the other schools? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State and his future as a Bronco.

Servite HS OL Travis Averill (Anaheim, CA) became the eleventh verbal commitment for the Boise State 2012 recruiting class on Tuesday night when he chose to end his recruitment and pledge to the Blue & Orange. So, what set Boise State apart from the other schools?

"I would say the family atmosphere was the biggest thing. It reminded me of Servite," he said. "I've always liked them from the get-go and I knew that was something I'd like to be a part of. I remember the whole city was all about football when I went up there on my visit."

"I committed to Coach Kwiatkowski and Coach Strausser," he said. "They were both extremely happy. I called Coach Petersen right after that, but it went to his voicemail. I left a message and told him I was committing to Boise State."

Head Coach Chris Petersen made a solid impression on Averill and his family back in April when they were on campus for the inaugural Junior Day event. It's something that stuck with Travis throughout the recruiting process.

"Coach Petersen is a great guy, a great coach, and you can see that he really cares about his players," he said. "He's also all about the academics and my parents like that. I'm glad I'll have the opportunity to be coached by him."

Boise State was first to offer the talented O-lineman back in March and he says that played a role in his decision to become a Bronco.

"They were the first to show interest and they were also a school I've always liked," said Averill. "I was just so excited when they offered me. They're big-time and getting an offer from Boise State is huge."

"I'm just relieved and happy I can get this out of the way," he stated. "This is a great opportunity for me. It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and now I can focus on my senior season."

The Servite Friars have established themselves as one of the top football programs in the State of California. Their 28-2 record over the past two years is second only to De La Salle and they're looking to continue their winning ways heading into the 2011 season.

"We're lifting four days a week right now and just trying to be the best team we can be," he said. "We know good things will come if we continue to get better every week. We'll have a lot of upperclassmen this year, but some young talent will be stepping up too. A couple of those young guys will be key parts to our success."

Averill (6'4, 280) chose Boise State over offers from UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Iowa State, Arizona, and Colorado.

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



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