After one day at the camp, Grady Jarrett has been having a good time. "It's been great," said Jarrett. "We've done some drills including one on one's." Jarrett feels that both Coach (Al) Groh and Coach (Andy) McCollum have liked what they've seen of him thus far. "Coach McCollum told me he liked the way I handled myself in the drills." The coaches are looking forward to seeing how Grady does in the full pads drills on Monday. "I feel real good about how I'm performing."
Jarrett is hoping that his performance will lead to an offer from Georgia Tech. "Coach McCollum told me that the way things are going that it looked good for me." Jarrett expects to hear something after the coaches have a chance to evaluate the performances following the camp. "I feel real good about an offer coming from the Yellow Jackets," said Jarrett." I think they will and really hope they offer me a scholarship."
The 6'1"-280 lb. Jarrett is ranked as the 25th best player in Georgia by Scout.com. Jarrett has received five offers thus far in the recruiting process. The latest offer was from Mississippi State. An offer from Georgia Tech would move them to the top of his list. "I like the school and it's an in-state school," While location isn't a big factor in choosing a school for Jarrett, he feels that it would be nice to be able to stay in-state.
Following the final day of camp at Georgia Tech, Jarrett will be camping at ACC and SEC schools. "I'm going to camps at South Carolina, Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, Mississippi State, and Louisiana State." Jarrett knows that is a lot of camps but he wants a chance to show what he can do.
Jarrett is using three factors in evaluating the schools. His relationship with the coaches, how he fits in at the school, and how he gets along with the players and students will be the things Jarrett will be looking at in making his decision. "If I find a school that has these, then other factors like distance and campus setting doesn't matter that much in my decision making process."
Grady doesn't have a time frame for making that decision. "I will play it by ear and if a school offers that I really like that meets my criteria then I can see myself going ahead and making a commitment," said Jarrett. "I think I could have a decision made by mid-season or towards the end of the season."
Jarrett enjoyed learning from Coaches Groh and McCollum in the first day of camp and is looking forward to having the chance of showing them what he can do when they put on the pads in the second day of camp.