CLASS: 2021




R/L: Right-handed

GPA: 2.2


MAJOR: Undecided

HIGH SCHOOL: Waterford Union (#88)

HOMETOWN: Waterford, WI



SKILLS: 4.54 40-yard dash, 6-5 wingspan, 210-pound bench press (2 reps), 8-4 broad jump, 28-inch vertical

29 tackles, 6 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in 5 games
12 receptions for 149 yards, 12.4 yards/catch, 2 TD

Punting: 39.5 yards/punt


58 tackles and 5 sacks in 11 games
Punting: 40 yards/punt


1st-Team All-Area (DE)
1st-Team All-Conference Southern Lakes (DE)
2nd-Team All-Area (Punter)
2nd-Team All-Conference Southern Lakes (Punter)

1st-Team All-Conference Southern Lakes (DE)
2nd-Team All-Region (DE)
Honorable Mention All-Racine County (DE)

Awarded plaque for receiving varsity letters in football, basketball & baseball


6-foot-5, 240 pounds. DE/WR/TE/P. Gavin is a truly gifted athlete. He’s also an outstanding baseball  and basketball player. He was pursuing playing baseball in college until his senior year, so he’s a true diamond in the rough for football! He has the rare combination of size and speed (4.54 40). His high school coach says he’s one of the best defensive players he’s coached in 20 years and says his potential is he could become a JJ Watt type of player. Gavin was a standout player in all 3 phases of the game (offense, defense and special teams). His strongest position is DE where he reads defenses by looking at the lineman’s eyes, fingertips and the body language of the offense to determine which way the play is going. At WR, has soft hands and towers over defenders with his 6-5 size. Working to improve strength and once he does, has the potential to be an impact player at the D1 level.
— Jason Lauren, ScoutU Head Scout, 414-303-7607,

This letter is a recommendation as to the football player Gavin has become.  In his 2+ years as playing defensive end at Waterford, he has turned into one of the best defensive players I’ve ever coached in 20 years.  What makes Gavin special is he has the size, speed and toughness that sets him apart from other players.  Also, I believe he has the potential to become a very special player at the collegiate level.  With him being 6’5 and around 235 pounds with the speed and quickness to run a sub 4.8 40-yard dash is absolutely exceptional.  He has such a great upside with his willingness to commit to the weight room and how coachable he is.  I really believe that whoever lands him at their university is getting a total steal.  The improvement that Gavin has made since his freshman year is incredible.  I have never had a player with that size and athleticism on any of my teams before.  I have mentioned to other coaches that I really believe he could become a JJ Watt type of player. I know that is obviously saying a lot, but I believe that’s how large Gavin’s upside is.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
— Adam Bakken, Waterford H.S. head coach,


My name is Gavin Roanhouse, I am a 2021 graduate from Waterford Union High school in Waterford, Wisconsin. I am 6’5” and I weigh 240 pounds, and my primary positions are defensive end/tight end, wide receiver and punter. My desired college major is physical education. My passion for football, my height and speed are my biggest assets.

I am a young 2021 athlete who played varsity in basketball, football and baseball as a sophomore. My long legs, height, frame, closing speed and work ethic are traits that make me unique. I run a 4.54 second 40-yard dash. Playing three sports allows me to stay in shape all year round. I have been recruited to play college baseball but have made the decision based on recommendations from coaches to pursue college football.

It has been a big commitment to play three sports since my freshman year. My grades continue to improve. I currently have a 2.8 GPA. It has been difficult to learn this past year due to the quarantine. I continue to work hard in school regardless. My GPA is a 2.2 cumulative.

I go to church with my family every weekend, and I recently received my confirmation at St. Thomas in Waterford. I went on a mission trip to help hurricane victims with clean up in 2018. I volunteer for fish fries, church festival and the wild game dinner every year at my church. I am an on-the-field leader, because I set a good example.  

Thank you for reading my message today. My goal as a college athlete is to represent my school by performing at the highest level possible and to have a positive influence on my team.


GPA: 2.2
Class rank: 213th
Enrollment: 1100
Community service: Church fish fry, yearly wild game dinner, church festival set-up, South Carolina hurricane cleanup, local tree removal post-storm, local fall cleanup
Other sports: Baseball, basketball
Extracurricular activities: Golf, remodeling buildings, light construction, antique fishing collection, church involvement, volunteer work