March 25, 2011

McHenry using speed to get coaches attention

If Gavin McHenry achieves his dream of playing college football at the Division I level, it will have a lot to do with his wheels. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound cornerback from Parker (Colo.) features a 4.47 time in the 40-yard dash and that number has not been lost on college coaches.

"I went to Colorado State's Junior Day and they showed us around the camps and they said they want to stay in-touch and want me to go to spring practice," said McHenry." I am trying to balance out going there between track meets and stuff. They are both on Saturdays.

"Air Force wants me to go to their camp this summer. I am also going to CU and Nebraksa's camps."

McHenry said Colorado State has told him they want to see more of him, have him in a camp and start a relationship with him through visits to practice.

Currently, McHenry's focus is on his track season, which netted him a 10.8 time in the 100 meters and a 21.99 clocking in the 200 meters at Thunder Ridge. The Chaparral corner said he was Second Team All-Conference a year ago and doesn't mind playing in pass coverage or coming up in run support.

"I am very determined," McHenry said. "I work really hard to accomplish the job and listen to coaches and utilize all they can teach me and deliver to the best of my ability. I love getting in there and making hits as well as picking off a ball and going for a touchdown."


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