Sequoyah Athlete Signs with NSU

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February 13, 2007

Sequoyah Athlete Signs with NSU

Sequoyah School’s Travis Boswell (center) signs the national letter of intent to play football for NSU in Tahlequah, as father Barry Boswell (far left), Superintendent Gina Stanley (center, standing) and Sequoyah Head Coach Brent Scott look on.Sequoyah School’s Travis Boswell (center) signs the national letter of intent to play football for NSU in Tahlequah, as father Barry Boswell (far left), Superintendent Gina Stanley (center, standing) and Sequoyah Head Coach Brent Scott look on.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Sequoyah School’s Travis Boswell recently signed on to play football for Northeastern State University at Tahlequah. The Ft. Gibson area senior will continue to thrill local fans and visitors alike with his competitive spirit.

“The Cherokee Nation is very proud of Travis,” said Chad Smith, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. “We have enjoyed watching him for Sequoyah throughout his high school career and look forward to watching him play for NSU. Travis is a great example to the student body at Sequoyah Schools and exemplifies what the Cherokee Nation has been built upon, which is spirit, hard work and dedication.”

“I chose to go to NSU because it is close to home,” said Boswell. “I’ve always wanted to play college ball, so I think this will be a good experience.”

With 40 plus years of coaching behind him, Assistant Coach Bill Scott describes Boswell as a competitor.

“NSU got someone who can play football when they signed Travis,” said Scott. “He is an excellent student with a great work ethic. NSU is lucky to get him.”

Incredibly, Boswell received a full scholarship or as some refer to it a “full ride,” which is the best that NSU has to offer.

“Travis is my first player to go on to play college ball,” said Head Coach Brent Scott. “I am very excited for him. Travis has done a lot for me in my career as a coach. He was chosen as the area MVP and made district 2-A All-State. It will be nice to have him close to home so that I can keep up with his college career.”

With the support and encouragement of his parents, Barry and Becky Boswell, Travis has already begun preparing for his college career.

“To stay and shape and get ready for next season, I lift weights and run everyday,” said Boswell. “I’m not sure what position I will play, but I may be a running back or a linebacker.”

“I know Travis will be successful in his college career,” said Assistant Coach Bill Scott. “That boy doesn’t know how to quit; besides his dad wouldn’t let him.”