Gavin Blackwell

  • Pos WR
  • Height 5-11.5
  • Weight 180

Prospect Info

  • High School Sun Valley
  • City Monroe, NC
  • Exp 2021 - ...

North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Jersey #2
  • Class FR
  • Age 19

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9191
  • Class 2021
  • Committed 2/10/2020
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 03/19/2020

Charles Power
Charles Power National writer

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Comparison

Dede Westbrook Jacksonville Jaguars

Slender frame and build. Has posted strong track times in the 55-meter dash and was a state finalist in the winter prior to his senior season. Highly productive as a sophomore playing with future North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell. Saw his production dip a bit as a junior upon Howell's graduation, but still posted good numbers. Is a fluid, flexible mover off the line. Uses his spatial awareness to find holes in the defense, both from the slot and outside. Shows the ability to adjust and make difficult catches on off-target throws. Shows a savvy skill set in 7-on-7 settings with route-running and ball skills. Will need to continue improving his play strength and overall size to help in defeating press coverage and adding to his ability after the catch. Tests as an athletic player and has the track times to back that up, but needs to continue transferring that athleticism to the gridiron. Projects as a Power Five starter with the upside to develop into a NFL Draft pick.

Athletic Background

An early enrollee who is a four-star prospect listed as the nation’s 205th best player, the 36th-ranked wide receiver and the No. 13 player in North Carolina in the 247Sports Composite • Tabbed as the nation’s 164th-best player, the 31st-ranked wide receiver and the No. 9 player in the state by ESPN • A member of the ESPN 300 • Ranked as the nation’s 46th-best wide receiver and No. 16 player in the state by Rivals • Named an SI All-America candidate and a top 10 slot receiver entering his senior season • Recorded 146 receptions for 2,702 yards and 33 TDs over three prep seasons • A third-team All-Observer and first-team all-conference selection as a junior • Posted 67 receptions for 1,008 yards and nine TDs • Helped Sun Valley to a 10-3 record and the second-round of the 3A playoffs as a sophomore • Earned MaxPreps Sophomore All-America and first-team all-conference honors • Tallied 51 receptions for 1,156 yards and 19 TDs while playing with UNC QB Sam Howell • Added 28 receptions for 538 yards and five TDs as a freshman • Also excelled in track and field • Coached by Tad Baucom and Drew Hackett.

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