Apr. 1 -- Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco running back Sean McGrew will make his college commitment later this month but not before taking several unofficial visits first...
We've been talking up Sean McGrew
since early in his sophomore year when it was evident what a unique talent he was. At first, it was hard to overlook his size but the more we watched him, it became obvious he was a special player.
McGrew is a true game breaker with the ability to score from anywhere on the field. He has great vision and balance and runs with tremendous patience. He doesn't need a lot of room but once he sees an opening, he's able to explode through it and has always run a lot harder and with more power than given credit for. When you factor in how well he catches the ball, it's easy to say McGrew has the talent to play for just about any program around.
On the recruiting front, McGrew recently tweeted out that he'll make his college commitment April 26 but that date will likely change.
"Coach Negro wants to do a ceremony at the school now so it will probably either be the Friday before (24th) or Monday after (27th)," McGrew said. "We actually start spring ball on the 27th so doing it on that friday probably makes the most sense."
There are currently four schools looking strong for McGrew and he'll visit all four this month.
"I'm going up to UCLA
next monday for spring ball," McGrew said. "Then the following day, the 7th, I'm leaving for Arizona
. I'll visit UA on the 7th and Arizona State
on the 8th. The following weekend, I'm going to Washington
and will spend two days there on the 18th and 19th.
"I'm bringing two of my teammates, Mykal Tolliver
and Anselem Umeh
, with me because UW is recruiting them too. It should be good, I'm looking forward to all of these trips and by the time I get home, I think I should have a good idea of what I want to do and will be ready to announce."
McGrew has gone back and forth about committing early or waiting until after the season but now feels good about doing it early and being able to focus his senior year without any distractions. As for favorites, McGrew said he's open to all of his schools and giving everyone a fair shot.
"They're all great schools," McGrew said. "With UCLA, I took a visit right there right after the NIKE Camp and it went good. I hadn't heard from them much before then but the visit was good and they broke down everything for me in terms of how I would be used there and how much they want me.
"With UW, Coach Petersen is personally recruiting me and that means a lot. He's a great guy and a great coach and I'm excited to visit. UA and ASU have really nice offenses and I know I would fit in really well there. The scheme fits me and they have both been on me hard for a while now so I'm excited to get out there next week and learn more about both of them as well."