An article appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News yesterday quoting Oak Park (Calif.) two-way standout Gavin Ketchum as being on the verge of making his college choice. We caught up with the talented athlete to get the scoop from the horses mouth himself.
According the article, Ketchum could commit to UCLA as soon as he’s academically cleared by the school which could happen as soon as Friday or Saturday.
“That’s a definitely a possibility but I’m still thinking about it,” Ketchum said. “I haven’t really talked to any of the coaches yet about that but UCLA is a solid leader right now and I like them a lot. I’m still being recruited by new schools all the time and just got a packet in the mail today from Miami so I don’t want to close the door on anyone.
“Oregon has also offered me and there are a lot of other schools that sound like they’re close to offering as well. I’m just going to wait things out and see about me getting cleared first. I’m carrying a 2.7 GPA and scored a 1080 on the SAT so I’m pretty confident I’ll be cleared by them and I hopefully I’ll hear something later this week.”
Ketchum, 6-4, 190 pounds is one of the region top athletes on both sides of the ball. He could play receiver or safety in college and be a difference maker no matter where he lines up. He’s a physical player with very good hands and good speed. He actually reminds us a little of current Bruin wide out Joe Cowan physically only with more athletic ability but not quite as fast.
On the season, Ketchum has caught 32 balls for 551 yards and eight touchdowns. On defense, he has 40 tackles along with one blocked punt.