Why UW? "As a person and a football player, I felt like I fit in the best at Washington," McGrew said. "I have a great relationship with Coach Petersen and he was the one head coach that was personally recruiting me and that meant a lot to me. I absolutely loved my visit to UW last month and it just felt like home. I like the offense a lot and I think I can play early there. The depth chart and playing right away wasn't that big of a factor in my decision because I think I could have played early anywhere but at UW, I think I can make an immediate impact."
Other Suitors: McGrew committed to Washington the third week of May over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, UCLA and Washington State, among others.
Scouting Report: “One of the most explosive backs in the West since his sophomore year. Has a great combination of balance, patience and suddenness. Doesn't need a lot of room and once he sees the hole, can explode through it and will not be caught from behind. He's a true home run hitter from anywhere on the field and will likely run in the 10.5-100m range as a junior. Also runs very hard for his size, can break tackles and always finishes falling forward.” (Greg Biggins, Scout.com National Analyst)
Quotable: “I was playing ping-pong and then Coach Pete grabs one of the paddles and I didn’t think he would honestly be all that good,” McGrew said during a ping-pong game on his official visit to Washington. “I thought I was going to be able to take him, and he absolutely killed me (21-5) - and he wasn’t even trying. Apparently everyone was saying he was just playing with me. I got a rematch today because I got a little better over the weekend and he still beat me 21-9. I’m going to be up there playing ping-pong a lot, trying to get better,” he said. “I guess no one’s been able to beat (Pete). He’s the undefeated champion right now.”
Projection: “Despite his size, Sean McGrew is as tough and as durable as they come, racking up over 6500 all-purpose yards during his career at St. John Bosco. Washington Offensive Coordinator Jonathan Smith has already mentioned to McGrew Wildcat packages, and you can bet Smith will try and get McGrew in space with the ball in his hands as much as possible. Once he gets into space, McGrew can crank up those 10.6 100 jets and get moving in a hurry, but it’s his quickness, change of direction and vision that makes him a nice compliment to current Washington running back Myles Gaskin.” (Chris Fetters, Dawgman.com)