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UCLA still looks good for McGrew

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Sean McGrew still has UCLA on top - and the Bruins definitely look good in his recruitment - but the 2016 running back plans to visit Cal and Washington this upcoming season and those two programs are making a move up for him.
The Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco standout who rushed for 2,071 yards and 23 touchdowns in his sophomore season said he's definitely interested by the Golden Bears and Huskies but that UCLA still looks strong early on.
"I'm not hearing from any new schools," McGrew said at the Battle at the Beach 7on7 last weekend. "This has been a quiet summer for me. I just came off a state track championship season. I didn't really have time. I'm just preparing for the season and I'm going to take some visits during the season.
"I'm going to go to a Washington game and a Cal game and then probably stay close to home so my dad doesn't have to spend a bunch of money. I'll be going to a bunch of UCLA home games for sure."
So far, McGrew has landed offers from BYU, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.
"I'm looking at Washington and Cal pretty heavily right now," McGrew said. "I like Cal so much because of the education aspect and my sister went there so I'm really familiar with the campus so it's a great area."
All that is true but UCLA has a lot of pull with McGrew, a 5-foot-8, 166-pound speedster who could be used as a straight running back or in the slot for the Bruins.
Bosco quarterback Josh Rosen is committed to UCLA. Former teammates are currently playing there. It's definitely a good fit, McGrew admits, and something he will seriously consider as his recruitment continues.
"It's definitely a big factor," McGrew said.
"Two teammates went there last year and if I go there Josh will already be there. I'll already have three or four kids if Zach Robertson ends up committing there so it would be great. We'd have a Bosco squad over at UCLA and that's why they're at the top right now."
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