Grady likely to visit ISU

Iowa State is taking a serious look at Armwood (FL) High School's Josh Grady. Could he be the quarterback of the future for the Cyclones?

"The coaches have told me about the possibility of getting early playing time at Iowa State with their starting quarterback graduating at the end of the year," said Grady. "The opportunity to come in and compete for a starting position makes Iowa State a very intriguing situation."

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound quarterback currently has offers from Iowa State, USF, Northwestern, Michigan, Iowa, and Wake Forest. So does Grady currently have any favorites?

"Right now I'm open and I plan on definitely visiting Iowa State and also visiting the other schools that have offered me so far," said Grady. "I'm hoping to narrow a list down to five schools during the summer and then make a decision right before my season starts."

Josh told Cyclone Sports Report that Iowa State has really stepped up their recruitment of him over the past month.

"Coach Wally Burnham came to our practice in early May and then him, his son (Coach Shane Burnham), and Coach Herman came down again on May 14th for our blue and white scrimmage," said Grady. "I really like Coach Herman and feel that I would fit very well in his offense. We also run the spread and throw it about 60 percent of the time and run about 40 percent of the time."

Grady is coming up off a junior season in which he was 212-278 passing for 3,103 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also ran for 586 yards and 8 touchdowns.

So what does the Iowa State like most about Josh Grady?

"My intangibles and how I can make a play when nothing is there," he said. "Coach Herman told me that he likes how I get out of the pocket and make plays down field. They just told me that basically they really like my playmaking ability."

Grady is also impressed by what Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads and his staff have done in just one season.

"To make a five win improvement in just one season really shows that they know what they are doing," he said. "Winning a bowl game really shows that they are an up and coming program."


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