With an end to the year-long recruiting dead period seemingly on the horizon, many of the nation’s top recruits are antsy to hit the road for official visits and Gavin Sawchuk is certainly among the group.

There is no shortage of suitors for Sawchuk, who is the nation’s No. 24 overall prospect, No. 1 running back and No. 1 player in the state of Colorado for the 2022 class, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings.

More than two dozen programs have offered, yet the focus has been shifting to a select few and we’d expect Sawchuk to take official visits once the window opens before settling on a college decision by the end of summer heading into his senior year at Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian.

There are a ton of schools in the mix, and below we’re going to break down the chances each program has.

Oklahoma, which drew a visit from Sawchuk and his family last year, holds the momentum in the 247Sports Crystal Ball, but Sawchuk intends to take official visits before settling on a choice.

With a well-proportioned frame and strong lower half, Sawchuk flashes elite top-end speed and lightning-quick reflexes. He constantly explodes through running lanes and separates from defenders in open space, proving to be lethal beyond the second level and a touchdown threat from anywhere on the field.

During an abbreviated junior season, Sawchuk rushed for 1,239 yards and 17 touchdowns in eight games to help guide Valor Christian to a Colorado 5A state runner-up finish. He averaged over nine yards per carry.

Sawchuk is also a track standout who clocked an indoor time of 6.78 in the 60m as a sophomore and ran several sub-11.00 times in the 100m, including a wind-aided 10.62.

As we kick off the spring, here is a look at where the top contenders for Sawchuk stand in the recruiting battle:

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