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Diamond Talk: Gavin Heslop, DB, Stony Brook | Seawolves have a stud in Heslop

Yonkers very own Gavin Heslop is putting it on for his city. I am a huge fan of his and feel he will be a dominate force in the CAA this season.

Gavin Heslop is from Yonkers, New York. I love players from my State, and you should love him as well. The former Archbishop Stepinac High standout was a first team All-New York player and also a member of the CHSFL AAA Championship team, the schools first since 1955.

Heslop was the offensive MVP, but was also responsible for the 68 yard interception that ended their losing streak against St. Anthony’s breaking the 31 year old curse.  He finished his senior year with 60 tackles, three interceptions and three sacks.  He also rushed for 440 yards and had six touchdowns in high school.

Heslop is a jack of all trades on the football field and NFL teams will love that. He reminds me of Marcus Sayles who made it to the NFL from West Georgia and is currently dominated the CFL.  Heslop is a lanky corner at 6’1, and is a special teams ace when called on.

After redshirting in 2015, Heslop entered the 2016 season and recorded 13 tackles and a blocked punt against North Dakota that led to a touchdown.  It was a pretty solid start to a wonderful career.

Gavin would enter his Sophomore year starting at cornerback.  He racked up 72 tackles, had 8.5 tackles for loss and 1 sack.  He was a dog his Sophomore year and dominated his Junior year earning second team All-CAA.  He started every game as a cornerback for the Seawolves and recorded 59 more tackles, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. He is so physical and NFL teams are crushing on him right now.

NFL teams love long corners, and Heslop is that guy. He has played all over on the field, and I think he will be a guy that hears his name called in April with another solid season.  We are rooting for him!



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