McGrew Eager for BYU Offer

St. Johns Bosco High School was rated the number one high school football program in the state of California. Quite a few players from the Braves' roster have picked up division one offers including running back Sean McGrew. McGrew has yet to pick up a BYU offer but he hopes that will be the case come June.

The old saying that dynamite comes in small packages is truly the case when applied to St. John Bosco High School (CA) running back Sean McGrew. While size can be measured, heart cannot and McGrew has plenty of speed to go with the size of his heart.

"I'm 5-7, 171-pounds and my most recent forty is a 4.51," said McGrew. "My 100-meter time is a 10.67 and my agility or shuttle is a 4.16. My vertical is 34 inches."

Last season, McGrew ran roughshod over opponent's defenses behind a mammoth offensive line that included the number ranked offensive guard in the nation Damien Mama.

"I had a great offensive line and so much of the credit should go to them," McGrew said. "I probably had one of the greatest offensive lines in the country. I finished the season with 2,186 total yards. [I totaled] 2,076 yards rushing on the season. I [averaged] 10.6 yards per carry. I had 21 rushing touchdowns and two receiving."

Against Centennial High School in the California state playoffs, McGrew rushed for seven touchdowns, leading St. Johns Bosco to a 70-49 victory. His on-the-field accomplishments have garnered quite a bit of interest from college recruiters now seeking his services.

"Right now I have a few offers," McGrew said. "I have UCLA, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, and Washington State. I've been talking to Coach (Sonny) Dykes and the Cal track coach and they want to get me up there to run track and play football. When I go to college I think I'm going to try and do both if the coach will let me. I've also been talking to BYU a lot. I don't have an offer from them but I am talking to them a lot."

BYU has invited McGrew to attend the BYU Junior Day that will be held in June. McGrew will fly out to Provo, Utah to visit the camp to see what all the BYU buzz is about.

"They want me to come out to their junior day and visit their school," McGrew said. "I've been talking to Coach (Garret) Tujague a lot and he's a really nice guy. He says I'll love their campus, so I'm going to go out there and check everything out."

McGrew feels one reason why BYU is showing high interest in him is not only because of his on-field exploits but because of his character off the field, which BYU looks for when it comes to recruiting.

"I mean, Coach Negro who is our head coach put in a good word for me, and everyone who knows me says I'm a good kid," said McGrew. "I'm a great kid on and off the field, so BYU wants me to come up there and be the next running back."

During the High School Coaches Clinic held during the last week of BYU's spring camp, St. John Bosco Head Coach Jason Negro was one of the keynote speakers at the event. He had a lot of complimentary things to say about BYU to his young protégé Sean McGrew.

"He said that I'm going to love it up there, and that I have just go check it out for myself," said McGrew. "He said it's a great school and all the coaches love me up there. He just said that I definitely need to take a visit up there and that's one thing I should do."

Coach Tujague has been in contact with Sean McGrew during the open recruiting periods. He's expressed to McGrew the interest BYU has for him but also why they first want him to visit before extending an offer.

"When I talk to BYU on the phone they said they like to really look at a kid in-depth, so I'm going to go up there so they can see me in person and know what kind of kid I am," said McGrew. "I might get an offer but I'm not sure. Coach Tujague said he really likes my speed, and pretty everyone I talk to says they like my speed."

Coach Tujague shared what BYU envisions McGrew could do for them on the field.

"They just want to get me in the open field so I can use my speed. I think if I go somewhere I'm going to be a halfback and slot type of a player. BYU has talked to me about moving me to slot as well. Coach Tujague said he watched my film and said that I'm a tough runner even though I'm undersized. They just love my speed and want to utilize it on the outside."

McGrew hopes that once he visits BYU an offer will be extended.

"I'm definitely hoping to get an offer from BYU because it's a great school," said McGrew. "They would definitely be one of my top options."

BYU once recruited McGrew's former teammate Damien Mama who eventually chose to sign with USC in this past recruiting class. Mama told McGrew that BYU was in his top two despite having offers from 23 FBS schools.

"I haven't talked to Damien about BYU all that much," said McGrew. "I just knew BYU was in his top two. He said it's a great school, but I will just have to witness things for myself."

McGrew says that an education is foremost in his mind when it comes to the type of school he wants to attend. The program and style of the offense come second.

"I'm definitely looking at the education and want to get the best education I can," McGrew said. "If Cal happens to offer me they'll definitely be one of the top schools. Right now if I had to say my top three, it would be UCLA, Cal, and BYU.

"I'm also looking for a great offense that I can fit into and be utilized on the field. I want to go to a place where I can fit into their offense. I want to also go to a place where I can just be myself."

Going to a place where he can feel comfortable is one reason why McGrew places UCLA in his top three. He has a close friends and former teammates that will play for the Bruins.

"That's why UCLA is my number one right now," McGrew said. "My quarterback Josh Rosen just committed there, and they got (Jacob) Tuioti-Mariner, who is a defensive end, going there and one of my best friends is going there as well. I have a few friends and teammates going there. I also love Coach (Kennedy) Polamalu and he's a great guy. I feel like I can learn a lot from him, and so that's why they're my top choice right now."

As of now, McGrew has two unofficial trips scheduled. One is to UCLA and the other is to BYU.

"I'm taking an unofficial to BYU in June, and then I'm taking an unofficial to UCLA in a couple of weeks or so," said McGrew. "I just have call Coach Mora and set that up. I'm going to some of their Saturday practices and to some of their meetings to learn some things. Those are the only two right now. I might go to an Oregon camp, but I'm going to Cal for sure for an unofficial." will catch up with Sean after his visit to BYU and get his thoughts on the BYU Junior Day and if he received an offer from the BYU coaching staff.

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