"When coach Pitino offered Maurice the opportunity to walk on as a basketball player, that closed the deal for his decision to become a Cardinal," Fairdale basketball coach Lloyd Gardner said.
"When they wanted me to play both, it was really exciting for me," Grinter said. "I am truly excited and am looking forward to having the opportunity to play and develop my athletic skills for two of the best coaches in America."
Kentucky was hoping to move Grinter to linebacker and let him develop into his body. Louisville, on the other hand, recruited Grinter to play wide reciever at the next level.
"Maurice is one of the finest athletes to ever play at Fairdale High School," Coach Gossett concluded.
"Coach Gardner and I both agree that Maurice is a very special player, and the University of Louisville should be excited to get a player of his magnitude and ability," Gossett said. "He has been able to play a variety of positions and has excelled at each."
*Quotes used in this article are from the Courier-Journal article. You can read the entire article here.