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2021 PFN Player Preview: Gavin Garcia – Southern Columbia @gavingarcia_ @SoCoTigerSports

Written by: on Sunday, July 25th, 2021

 

Gavin Garcia 

Southern Columbia High School 

Class of 2022 

RB/LB/FS

Jersey #5 

Ht: 5’8 Wt: 185 

Other sports: Wrestling and track 

Awards: PIAA 3A Player of the year 

Twitter: gavingarcia_

2020 stats: 1029 yards rushing with 18 touchdowns. 

Offer Sheet: Bowling Green, UPenn, Columbia, Yale, Princeton, Kent St, Lehigh, Navy, Harvard, Army


Why do you play football? 

Loved the game since I was a little kid.

What has been your best memory from football so far? 

Winning three state championships.

Who is your favorite pro athlete and why?

Reggie Bush, growing up I’d watch his highlight tape before my games to get pumped up.

Who is your biggest fan and why? 

My family, they all want me to succeed at the highest level.

Is there any specific person you look up to and use as a role model?  

My dad, he paved the way for my success.

What is your desired major in college?  

Sports Med/Business.

Coming off a year with COVID struggles what do you think this year will be like?

Hopefully smooth sailing with no issues.

Favorite play to run?

Any play that the ball is in my hands.

What is your personal goal for this season?

Keep my average yards per carry over 15, win my 4th state championship.

Favorite pre-game meal?

Sheetz chicken quesadilla.

Sports movie?

The Blind Side.

Sport you’d love to play but can’t?

Basketball

Most embarrassing sports moment?

Falling over, running a touchdown when I had a migraine.

What are you looking forward to most this year?

Not having to worry every week about the season-ending because of COVID.

Favorite activities?

Hanging with friends, fishing, hunting, boating.

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