Grinter preparing for senior season

Maurcie Grinter is preparing for should be an outstanding senior season at Fairdale High School. ITV caught up with Grinter yesterday at the Jefferson County High School Coach's Association Junior Combine at Ballard High School.

As a standout performer on both the gridiron and hardwood, Fairdale's Maurice Grinter is preparing for what could be a first for the State of Kentucky.

"I'd like to win both," Grinter said of the Mr. Kentucky awards for both sports. "That's my goal. I'd love to be the first to win both."

As a junior he was named 2nd Team All-State in basketball and honorable mention All-State in football as a runningback.

Most agree that the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Grinter's future is with football and he has already displayed an ability to play multiple positions.

As a junior, Grinter saw action as a running back, quarterback and defensive back. In just five games in the backfield, Grinter pounded out over 1,200 rushing yards. Defensively, he just needs three more interceptions to establish a new state record for interceptions with 30, surpassing current Cardinal Sergio Spencer's mark of 29, which he accomplished while at Male High School.

The letters from various colleges are starting to fill Grinter's mailbox on a daily basis.

"I'm getting a lot mail from a bunch of schools," said Grinter. "Louisville and Kentucky are my only offers so far."

Cincinnati, Arkansas and Purdue are among the others expressing a high interest.

Despite the attention from college's and his goal of winning Mr. Kentucky for both football and basketball, the one thing the tops Grinter's focus is a state championship.

"I really want to win a state championship next year," continued Grinter. "We came on strong at the end last year and have a lot of people back, so we should be pretty good."


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