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Calif. running back Nicholas Grigsby (5-11, 190, 4.6), from St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, finished his junior season with 183 carries for 1813 yards and 27 touchdowns. He also had 19 receptions for 497 yards and four touchdowns.

"I'm a Reggie Bush-type," Grigsby said. "I have good speed and vision. I don't run scared. I still want to get more explosive and improve my stamina and endurance."

He benches 265 pounds, squats 350 and has a vertical jump of 35-inches.

Grigsby favors Arizona solidly over USC, Oregon, Arizona State and Utah.

"I like Arizona a lot," Grigsby said. "I'll probably commit there before the season. I'd like to take a little more time, but I really like Arizona and I think that's where I'll go. They are also recruiting me for baseball (pitcher/center field) and will let me play both sports. That's a big part of why I like them so much."

He has offers from Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State and Arizona State.

"Arizona was the first school to offer me last month and are recruiting me the hardest," Grigsby said. "They are an up-and-coming team and the coaches really want to win. I've developed a great relationship with head coach Mike Stoops. I like that he is straight up and tells you if you screwed up or something. Also, the campus is really nice and it's a football town."

Grigsby already camped at Fresno State on June 9-10 and was at USC on June 11. "USC has a really good program," Grigsby said. "I love the coaches there because they make everyone better. My mom wants me to go there because they are close."

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