One of the Northwest’s most prolific receivers has done a little of everything in his high school career. This includes multiple scholarship offers and outstanding statistical performances, with some very big wins and a couple tough losses. Bothell’s (6-3 200) pound senior Trent Sewell can tell you lots about the recruiting process. Its not easy nor always fun but in the end its worth it. “You have to keep a level head and an open mind”, Sewell says.
Sewell’s monster junior season saw him haul in 1355 receiving yards on 60 catches for 12 Touchdowns. This combined with his 22.6 yards per catch average put him on the radar of most D1 schools. Washington St, UCLA, Oregon St, Arizona St, and Nevada have all maintained significant interest with Wyoming offering him a full scholarship. WSU and UCLA both offered initially but they had to sure up some other positions in the short term. It was a tough way to learn that nothing was ever set in stone.
His 4.48 electronic 40 yard dash run at the Army All American Combine last winter was an eye opener which helped solidify Sewell’s overall talent. Bothell is a community rich in football tradition and Trent is a product of some of the finest coaching in the region. He has been double teamed all year long as other schools determined early that they were going to make someone else beat them. His film speaks for itself as he racked up 527 more yards and 10 touchdowns in 2011.
Bothell was ousted by Bethel 24-22 last week in a hard fought battle among top teams in Washington. Sewell has been bread to succeed at whatever he does as indicated by his career stats (2010-11: 94 receptions, 1882 yards, 22 touchdowns). He has the intangibles that can’t be taught which is why he is only one of a few receivers in the Pacific Northwest with legit D1 capability.
At the regions top camp this past summer (Barton Marketing Event) Sewell and Maximo Espitia Jr of South Salem (committed- California) were the two athletes that you knew had the “it” factor. Both are legit Pac 12 kids that can contribute at variety of different schools. Sewell will be visiting an up and coming Wyoming program on December 10th, and If the Cowboys are able to sway Sewell it would be a huge pickup and an immediate boost. Trent is extremely appreciative of all those who have taken a vested interest in his game including Barton, ” Taylor has helped me become a student of the game, and I wouldn’t be the player I am today without him.”
We will keep all northwest fans up to date as the recruiting process heats up and the season winds down. We wish Trent continued success as NEI will always have breaking news first on which athletes make their college decisions final.
2011 highlights- http://www.hudl.com/athlete/559610/trent-sewell