Coming into the 2015 recruiting cycle some fans were still uncertain as to whether Coach Petersen could compete with the big boys and fight off big-name programs for a highly ranked out of state recruit. Well, Sean McGrew's commitment back in May put a lot of those fears to rest. Heading into the Spring of 2015, McGrew was thought to be a UCLA lean, but it actually ended up being a two-way race between ASU and UW. Notre Dame came calling later in the year, but Mcgrew was solid in his commitment to Washington. Credit Petersen's 'Built For Life' message as being a major deciding factor in landing the California Gatorade player of the year. When he committed, McGrew said that he was looking for a school where he would enjoy being a student and where he had the support of the coaching staff and he found that combo at Washington.
Playing for St. John Bosco, a team that won a national championship just two years ago, McGrew amassed 5,762 rushing yards and 76 touchdowns on the ground over 3 seasons. He is also a capable pass catcher having caught 46 passes for 745 yards and 9 TDs over that same period of time. McGrew is a huge fan of the Washington offense and he says that he expects to compete right away for playing time alongside newly-established starter Myles Gaskin. Sean will finish high school and enroll at UW in time for Spring practices in March.
Another is in! Dawg fans please welcome RB Sean McGrew from St. John Bosco, CA! #GoDawgs #NSD16 pic.twitter.com/33ELi0GQoa— Coach Petersen (@CoachPeteUW) February 3, 2016
McGrew's senior highlights can be found below: