Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco 2016 running back Sean McGrew continued to show off his best asset—his speed—at the Passing Down's 7on7 SoCal Regional Tournament. McGrew grabbed a last-minute touchdown during pool play, but it was his legs that were most impressive.
"I'm just trying to prove that I really am a D1 athlete and that I deserve the offers that I have right now," said McGrew. "Every time I come out to the field I just have to prove myself and show what I can do."
McGrew's speed helped the Braves during their state championship run, and with last season behind him, he's focusing on track right now.
"I run the 100-yards 4x4, but my PR yesterday was a 10.67," said McGrew. "I'm going to keep improving on that, but hopefully by the end of the season I'll be running 10.5, which would be pretty cool if I could do that."
As McGrew continues to rack up offers, he did admit that some schools are starting to stand out.
"My first was UCLA, and then Washington State came in the day after and pretty soonColorado offered. Right now, I'm talking to Cal, BYU pretty heavily and I think those two will come in before the season starts. My favorite right now is UCLA, but I'm going to keep my recruitment process open to any school, because you never know, there might be schools out there that really open my eyes. So I'm just going to keep my recruitment open," said McGrew."
Another factor for McGrew? He says he would love to stay local after he graduates from St. John Bosco.
"That would be a dream come true to stay local, be on local television, have my parents come to my games so they don't have to travel so far," continued McGrew. "But I wouldn't mind traveling across the country for school."
No matter where he goes, McGrew says he would love to be a dual-sport athlete and continue to run track.
"I've been talking to some coaches about it," said McGrew. "I know the track coach at Cal, and he talked to Coach Dykes about it. So to go up there to run and play football would be pretty cool."
Besides the ability to run track and play football, McGrew says there is a third element that he is looking for in a school.
"Right now its just academics," said McGrew. "If I get offered by Cal, UCLA and Cal would be my top two just academically. Then my third would maybe be an Oregon, like a school that really fits me and I could fit into their offense very well."
McGrew is currently 5-foot-7 and 170 lbs. and hopes to be about 5-foot-9, 5-foot-10 and 190 lbs. by the time he graduates.