Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Six Broncos Named to Preseason Watch Lists

Every year, Boise State student-athletes are named to various "Watch Lists" for college football's top awards.

This season, running back Doug Martin and quarterback Kellen Moore were both named to the Maxwell Award Watch List, while defensive tackle Billy Winn was named to the Watch Lists for the Bednarik Award, the Outland Trophy and the Bronko Nagurski Award.  Tight end Kyle Efaw was added to the Watch List for the Mackey Award, George Iloka added for the Jim Thorpe Trophy and offensive lineman Nate Potter was also put on the Watch List for the Outland Trophy.

These lists all contain some of the great talent in college football, but there are about a gazillion names to start the season.  The news will be when a Bronco wins one of these awards.

Boise State Lands Top Offensive Lineman Travis Averill

Blue Through and Through has learned that tackle Travis Averill (6-6, 280) of two-time defending Pac-5 champion Anaheim Servite has committed to play football at Boise State.  UCLA had made signing Averill a top priority.

Servite is one of the top high school football teams in the nation and it is important that with an Elite 11 quarterback, star running backs and great receivers that the Broncos continue their tradition of possessing one of the top offensive lines.  Averill, a two-time All-State player already, should be a major contributor for Boise State.  Averill was ranked as the #55 best player in Orange Country by the Orange County Register.

Averill chose Boise State over offers from UCLA, Washington, Arizona, Iowa State, Colorado and Washington State. 

More details soon on yet another recruiting coup for Boise State.