Grinstead, the physical 6-foot-2 wide receiver from Tioga (La.), spent four days last week at the Dooley Dawg High School Football Camp and said he was able to impress the Louisiana Tech coaches.
"I impressed ‘em," a confident Grinstead said after returning from the camp on Saturday. "After we did 7 on 7 and 1 on 1, Coach (Conroy) Hines, the receiver coach, was telling me what I was doing right. … I impressed all of them. Coach Dooley liked my attitude."
In fact, Grinstead was so impressive during his four days in Ruston that he earned the "Hustle Award" handed out by the coaches for his hustle and attitude.
The 205-pound wide receiver who stakes his reputation for being tough to cover with one defensive back said after the camp that Tech is "probably No. 2" on his list of schools. His top school, he said, is Georgia, while he currently holds a scholarship offer from Grambling.
Grinstead didn't get an offer from the Tech coaches at the camp, but said he'll continue to stay in touch with Eric Russell, the Tech assistant recruiting him.
"Not really," Grinstead said when asked if he expected an offer at the camp. "Eric Russell told me to make sure I send my transcript to them and stay in touch."
While he didn't get an offer, that doesn't mean that Grinstead didn't have a good experience in Ruston.
"It was good because I got to work with more people than the Grambling camp. … There was better competition to go against," he said.
Grinstead hopes to be able to make a trip down to Baton Rouge for one day this week at the LSU camp. He's also trying to find a combine to go to before the summer is over. Other than that, he said, "I'll stay working in the weight room."
Grinstead pointed to Tech's graduation rate, as well as the coaching staff, as reasons for his interest in the university.
"I like the coaching staff, the way they work things and runs things," he said.