McGrew Drawing Interest After Strong 2012

Henry McGrew is another name on the rise in a stellar crop of talent in Kansas City for 2014. With another round of post-season honors in hand, and a number of new schools showing interest, the junior picked up an invitation to the Semper Fi Combine in January. Go Inside for the latest…

Blue Valley (KS) linebacker Henry McGrew is becoming a pretty popular guy.

The standout junior earned All-Eastern Kansas League honors for the second consecutive year, following a 2012 campaign where he racked up 109 total tackles, 6 Tackles for Loss, 5 Sacks, and a forced fumble for the Tigers.

Impressive numbers for the first-year Tiger transfer from nearby Blue Valley Northwest. He now has a shot to impress even more this winter.

The 6-foot-3, 227-pound McGrew received an invitation to the Semper Fidelis Proving Ground National Combine, January 3, 2013 in Carson, CA. Even though it's over a month away, he's looking forward to taking the field this winter.

"The Semper Fi Combine is an up and coming event," McGrew said, smiling. "It's exciting being invited to prestigious combines such as this one, and being able to compete with the best of the best."

According to the event's official website, McGrew is one of only three players that will take part that hail from The Sunflower State. That is clearly a point of pride for the junior.

"I take it as a compliment," he said, his pride clearly evident. "I'm excited for the opportunity that I've been given to go and represent where I'm from and to show how competitive our state and the EKL are."

McGrew made an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State this season, along with a pair of trips to Kansas. The Southeast Conference is well represented on his list, with both Florida and Mississippi inviting him to games in 2012. Not to be outdone, Missouri plans to visit McGrew at Blue Valley in December. Iowa and Kansas State have been sending him mail for some time now, with Illinois, Wisconsin, and Miami recently joining the fray.

All told, there are over 15 schools showing interest in McGrew. But even with all the attention, he is quick to point out he has no favorites as he begins the recruiting process.

"I'm not necessarily a big fan of any certain school, but there's probably a handful I love watching," he said. "I just like to remain neutral through the recruiting process for now. I'm excited, and am looking forward to becoming more familiar with schools and their coaching staffs."

"I feel extremely blessed by The Lord to be in the position I'm in."

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