Many schools have backed off recruiting Travis Averill and the three-star offensive lineman from Anaheim (Calif.) Servite is fine with it because he's sticking with his pledge to Boise State - and he doesn't want to look around at all.
Averill, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound prospect, said he doesn't even plan to take other visits even though Arizona, Colorado, Iowa State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State have also offered.
"I'm going to Boise so there is no real need to take other visits," Averill said Friday night after Servite defeated Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco. "They've actually backed off other than letters so that's nice.
"(Boise State is) playing really good. I enjoy watching them when I get the chance and they're really coached well. Coach (Chris) Strausser was here so that was nice to see him here and to watch us play.
"I just wanted to get it out of the way. I wasn't going to pick Boise if it didn't feel right to me. That's where I felt most at home. That's where I felt most comfortable."
Averill, rated No. 27 at offensive guard in the 2012 class and No. 65 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, could be a big pickup for the Broncos.
After shining at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp this past spring, Averill has carried things over to his senior season. On Friday night, Averill dominated on the offensive line as Servite ran the ball at will against St. John Bosco.
What's most impressive is that Averill has just fine-tuned his run blocking this season.
Always a good pass blocker, the three-star prospect saw a weakness in his game and wanted to correct it before he got to college. There's no doubt he's now an outstanding run blocker as well.
"We knew (St. John Bosco was) a tough team, we knew they'd come out fiery and they definitely did that all game," Averill said. "It felt really good to come back like that, our team came together and we pulled through to get the win. That was great.
"I developed my run blocking just this season. I've never really been good at that. I've just worked at that. Pass blocking has really been my thing."