Grady arrives in Tally

For the second time in two weeks, a highly-touted quarterback from California is in town to check out the Seminoles. Tommy Grady, from Huntington Beach Edison, has been offered by more than 30 schools, including FSU. He also is coming off quick visits of Miami and Florida. "I kind of liked Miami better than Florida, though. Florida State is great, too," Grady told TheTerritory.

Tommy Grady arrived in Tallahassee Monday night, just in time to watch the third-ranked Florida State Seminoles practice.

"It's a great team out here. Some great athletes," said Grady, who observed the 18-period session with his father and will soon conclude his unofficial tour of the Sunshine State.

Grady, considered one of the nation's top quarterbacks from Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison and also is an accomplished baseball pitcher, visited Miami before making a quick stop at Florida. Grady, who has been offered by more than 30 schools, including FSU, gave the Hurricanes the edge over the Gators. Grady arrived in Tally from Gainesville around 5 p.m.

"Miami was awesome," Grady told The Territory. "They have a great coaching staff and they have some great athletes. Florida was nice. I kind of liked Miami better than Florida, though. Florida State is great, too."

The 6-7 Grady, who was spending the night in Tally, also will visit LSU and Oklahoma over the next few days. He would like to make his decision "in the next few weeks after talking it over with my family." Considered one of the most consistent quarterbacks on the West Coast – he attended the Student Sports Elite 11 – Grady is the second highly-touted Californian to visit the ‘Noles in as many weeks.

Kyle Wright, a 6-4, 200-pounder from Danville Monte Vista, Calif., also made his first stop in Miami before visiting FSU. Wright completed 182 of 302 pass attempts for 3,015 yards and 26 touchdowns and earned first-team All-State and Student Sports Junior All-American honors.

Grady threw for 2,750 yards and 33 touchdowns with just three interceptions last season to earn first team All-State and Student Sports Junior All-American honors. His prep team opens its season Sept. 16 in Hawaii. Grady, yes-sir, no-sir polite with an easy smile, has a clear-cut agenda in mind when it comes to selecting a college.

"I am just trying to fit in," said Grady,who also plays basketball. "Whatever it takes to win. I just want to win."


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