One of the biggest surprises at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp was Travis Averill, an offensive guard from Anaheim (Calif.) Servite, and now his recruitment is starting to pick up in a big way.
UCLA is the latest offer for Averill, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound prospect who also has offers from Boise State and Colorado. The offer from the Bruins is definitely intriguing.
"They're cool," Averill said. "When I talk to them they seem real nice. Right now I don't really have a favorite.
"Everything has developed pretty fast. They're a great school and it's a great offer because they're close to home and it's a nice campus. Their coaches are really good and I like their philosophy."
This weekend Averill is headed to Boise State for a visit. The Broncos were the first to offer Averill, who said he's excited to take the visit this weekend because he thinks highly of the program and the coaching staff.
"Boise State almost seems like too good to be true," Averill said. "They're so good and I'm hoping to have a good experience up there when I go up there this week.
"I'm leaving Friday. I want to get a better feel for the place and see if I like it or not. It sounds great. The coaches are really nice and it's a great program."
Colorado has also entered the picture and Averill especially likes how intense the new Buffaloes' coaching staff has been on the recruiting trail.
The Servite standout said Colorado has already offered lots of offensive linemen so there could be hefty competition in the recruiting class but he's looking to learn more about the program.
"They're on a really good track," Averill said. "They're starting fast and they're after a lot of guys. They said they're only going to sign six linemen and they offered more than 20 already. They seem great. It's a great atmosphere up there."
Not many other schools are pursuing Averill yet but after his Los Angeles NIKE Camp performance more colleges should start showing interest. It could be a busy spring and summer ahead for the Southern California recruit.