2022 Speedster Gavin Sawchuk Hearing From Notre Dame

March 11, 2019

It’s pretty clear Gavin Sawchuk‍ is going to be a serious national prospect. In fact, he already is.

The 2022 Colorado running back already has offers from Michigan, Penn State and Oregon.

The 5-foot-11, 165-pound speedster landed the offers on consecutive days at the end of January and start of February.

“It was really amazing, just mind-blowing when I got the offers,” said Sawchuk. “I was so excited. I was like shaking. I’m just really excited and blessed to have them.”

The talented freshman is also receiving interest from several other schools, including Notre Dame.

“I was invited to the Irish Invasion,” said the Valor Christian High School standout, who added that he would “definitely” look into making the June camp in South Bend.

“I really like Notre Dame as a school. I know they have a great education. The education part is a big deal for me, not just sports, but the education. I haven’t really been able to do a ton of research on it, but I really like it as a school.”

Learning more about the school in general will be big whenever Sawchuk gets to Notre Dame.

“I know they have a good football team,” he said. “I know they have a good program, so I’d like to learn about the school and the environment. What they offer for their student-athletes to see if I would like to spend the next few years there. Just seeing what they offer and what their plans are.”

Sawchuk currently checks in at 5-11, 165 pounds, but said he’s dropped weight since the start of track season.

“I’m usually 170 during the football season, 175,” he said.

A national-level track standout, Sawchuk has been clocked at 6.89 in the 60-meter-dash and 21.99 in the 200.

“Track is my main focus right now, but I am looking at a few schools, seeing how I can balance it to get out there,” he said. “I’ve had a few schools contact me, telling me they want me to get out there. I just have to figure out money and the time to get out there.”

At Valor Christian, Sawchuk plays for Ed McCaffrey, the former NFL wide receiver and father of Carolina Panther running back Christian McCaffrey.

“It’s really cool just learning a lot from him,” Sawchuk said of McCaffrey. “Although he was a wide receiver, he just knows a lot about the game of football and so does the rest of the coaching staff. It’s really amazing just to be able to soak in what they tell you. It’s just cool to have somebody like him as a coach.”

Sawchuk stresses the importance of school in his final decision.

“School is a big part. I’m going there to play sports, but I’m going to be spending a lot of time at the school, so I am looking at that and the atmosphere around it; the kids, how they conduct themselves and what their standards are. That’s a big deal for me, just finding a place I fit in well and can have a good time.”

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