Averill One Of UCLA's Targets

Anaheim (Calif.) Servite tackle Travis Averill has an offer from UCLA and more could come as the evaluation period picks up...

Anaheim (Calif.) Servite tackle Travis Averill (6-4, 280) is sitting on three offers, but more schools have been in contact with the Friars coaching staff and that could lead to more options for the three-star tackle.

"Boise State, Colorado and UCLA have offered," said Averill. "I've talked to a couple of other coaches at Duke, Purdue and SMU. And I'm hearing from Washington, Arizona, Oregon State and Oregon too."

Averill plays left tackle for the Friars, having started their the past two seasons, but said some schools think he could end up inside in college.

"I've been playing left tackle, and I think I can get another inch and I'll stay at this weight, and stay lean and athletic, so I think I could play tackle, but I'm open to whatever," said Averill.

Averill has been on unofficial visits the past two weekends, visiting Colorado two weeks ago and Boise State last weekend. This weekend, he'll be at UCLA's Spring Game, and he's already taken in one Bruin practice.

"I went to Boise State and Colorado for their spring games and they were really cool," said Averill. "I'm going to UCLA's on Saturday."

Averill said no one has emerged as a leader for him.

"I don't have a favorite right now, I'm just wanting to go through the process," said Averill.

Averill said he's building a good relationship with the coaches recruiting him.

"I get along really well with the coaches at the schools that have offered," said Averill. "I'm being recruited by Coach Kwiatkowski and Coach Strausser at Boise State, Coach Marshall at Colorado and Coach Neuheisel and Coach Palcic at UCLA."

Averill grew up a fan of a Big Ten school.

"I really liked Wisconsin growing up, but now I'm interested in a lot of schools, and I like some other in-state schools like San Diego State and Cal," said Averill.

Averill has been to the NUC Combine, where he earned OL MVP honors and the Los Angeles Nike Camp. He's also planning on attending UCLA's Lineman Camp in June.

"I'd like to decide around August, before my season starts," said Averill.

Academically, Averill has a 3.2 and will take the SAT in May.

Last fall as a junior, Averill was a Second Team All-State Underclass pick, when he helped the Friars to the CIF-SS Pac-5 title and a berth in the CIF State Open Division Title Game and as a sophomore was named First Team All-SuperSoph, when the Friars won the CIF-SS Pac-5 title and the CIF State Division II championship.

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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