Sewell Content To Take His Time

As we begin, the 2018 recruiting cycle in earnest, one of the top offensive line prospects in the West is Desert Hills (St. George, Ut.) OT Penei Sewell and he spoke to recently about where things stand and his plans for the spring and summer...

"I have offers from a lot of different schools," Sewell said in a recent interview. "TennesseeOklahomaUCLAFloridaWashingtonLSUMississippi, Michigan and Nebraska are some of the schools, but I have a lot of schools after me right now.

"USC is the latest school to offer me. They have been talking to me for a while, since this past summer, but they didn't want to rush in and offer me, so they said they wanted to evaluate me and they said they liked what I can do and what type of a player I am."

With all of those offers in his pocket, it's natural to assume that Sewell has at least a handful of early schools that he'd like to focus on, but that isn't the case, at least at this point.

"I don't have any favorites at all," Sewell said. "All of the schools recruiting me are equal. I want to get out and see schools and give everyone a chance to show me what they have to offer and to check things out

"I'm not planning any trips right now, but I am hoping to take some this spring and summer, but a lot of that comes back to my family and if we can afford it. I definitely want to get out and see as many schools as possible though.

"I'm not planning an early decision either. I want to take things slow and make sure I choose the right school for me.

"A big thing for me is the education. I really want to find the right place for me to get the best education I can, but I also will look at my relationship with the coaches and if there's a chance for me to come in and battle for a starting spot."

The Huskies were one of the first schools to offer Sewell and he said he's been forming a strong relationship with the coaches.

"The main contact for me right now is coach (Ikaika) Malloe," Sewell said. "We talk a lot about football, but also just about life and how much they'd like to get me up there to check things out and see what the program is like.

"I've also talked with coach (Chris) Strausser, but that's been more recent. He's their line coach, so I definitely want to get to know him better."

Sewell recently measured it at just over 6'5" and he tips the scales at 340 pounds.

He's currently ranked as the number six offensive tackle prospect in the country and is rated as the top offensive tackle in the West.

We'll have more on Sewell in the coming weeks and months as he starts to set up some unofficial visits to different schools. Top Stories