In state school makes offer to Chaparral corner Gavin McHenry…
No. 3 for Colorado Speedster
"I got an offer letter from Wyoming," reported Gavin McHenry, who already carries offers from Air Force and Connecticut. McHenry was convinced Colorado or Utah would offer before the Cowboys of the Mountain West. He continued, "They (Wyoming) talked to me a lot during spring ball and showed me a lot of interest. They mentioned there would be an offer soon… then I hadn't really heard from them, other than a few letters. But then Thursday I got the letter saying they actually wanted to offer me the week before." ? "They had the wrong address," McHenry laughed. "They actually sent it August 16th (last Tuesday.)" "Coach English said they were watching my film and liked me. The fact that they offered based on my junior film is great considering I was smaller and lighter then." The receiver/corner said he has added about 10 pounds over the offseason, putting him at 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, while maintaining that 4.47 speed. And while junior film did it for Wyoming, schools like Colorado, Utah, and Colorado State are waiting to see the first few games of McHenry's senior season before they make a decision. McHenry did showcase his skills at both Colorado and Utah's camps this summer, along with Air Force's. "I missed CSU's with family stuff," he said, "but they had me come up for a quarterbacks camp. I worked out 1on1 with Coach Duffie (secondary) and the receivers coach, Coach Hammerschmidt." "They all said they obviously like my speed. But they like how I have an eye for the ball, good field vision. They like how I can come in and make a tackle, be able to react and just make a play." McHenry said he has been to Air Force several times this summer, for scrimmages, tours of campus, and whatnot. He added, "If I can make it up to UConn this fall, that'd be great. It'll be difficult with school and everything, but if I can find time it'd be great to get up there." When asked which coaches he's established the strongest relationships with, McHenry replied, "Definitely Coach Calhoun with Air Force. Really, all the coaches seem really sincere. We sat down with Calhoun in his office and he said, 'We really want you to be here, you're the type of guy that could play early… He said, 'It's going to be hard work, as the Academy is, but it's going to set you up for your future.'" "He was really straightforward, and I liked that." McHenry is more than ready for Friday as he and his No. 5 Chaparral squad open the season with the No. 1 team in the state of Colorado, Denver Mullen. McHenry will start at corner this season, and play a little wideout, but don't be surprised to see the versatile speedster get some time at running back, as well.
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