Get used to the name Myles Gaskin (5-10 190 So. RB/S) as he is going to be one of the top backs in the entire northwest, and maybe even the country over the next three years. The O’Dea super sophomore scored 2 Tds in his first Varsity start while splitting time with one of the fastest kids in the country in Tatum Taylor, who unfortunately went down with an injury.
Gaskin is man amongst boys when playing with kids his own age so he is embracing his role as a Varsity running back and strong safety, splitting time with some of Washington’s top athletes. Gaskin and Taylor along with fullback Jack Flor provide about as solid a nucleus as you can have at the high school level. Taylor has multiple Pac 12 offers and is one of the fastest kids in the U.S, while Gaskin is a legit D1 prospect that will have his choice of schools with continued progression.
One of Washington’s top junior QB’s Pierre Le Dorze can’t say enough about his teammate, ” you gotta see this kid” he says. ” He’s the real deal, super fast and can move and will be one of the best players in the state this year”. Le Dorze is one of the region’s top QB’s and feels lucky to have such a versatile backfield. Gaskin was part of the Varsity 4 x 100 meter track team that included Taylor, and seniors Jayshawn Jordan, and Kent McKinney. They came up short at state due to an injury, but the overall speed of the group was ridiculous. The fact that the kid is only a freshman and was part of that foursome speaks to his elite makeup.
Myles says, ” I would like to win 3 state titles while Im here and then go on to play college and NFL football, but one thing at a time”. Gaskin is in the weightroom almost everyday as he recognizes the potential that he has. He’s a smart kid with a 3.0 GPA that wants to capitalize on his god given abilities. Myles knows what he is capable of, but is humble and talked a lot about his teammates and what they bring to the table.
O’Dea will once again be in the mix and doesn’t flinch when hearing the word Bellevue. No one can dispute the talent that the Wolverines have, but they are taking one game at a time and focusing on winning a conference title and getting back to the dome.
If Myles can stay healthy he will play big time D1 football, and be the next superstar at one of the most respected schools in the entire northwest. He’s a good kid with a bright future and legendary Head Coach Monte Kohler has to like what the future holds. Gaskins 15 and 1 yard Td runs against Gig Harbor will be the first of many over this season and for years to come. We look forward to covering Myles as he is an unquestioned special talent that will be looked at on a national level.