Grinter commits to Cards

Fairdale's Maurcie Grinter, a leading candidate for Mr. Kentucky for both football and basketball, has committed to the University of Louisville.

Maurice Grinter became the second commitment for the Louisville Cardinal football program in less than a week when he informed the Courier-Journal of his decision on Friday.

Grinter, who is expected to be a leading candidate for Mr. Kentucky on both the hardwood and gridiron, committed after he was informed that U of L basketball coach Rick Pitino would allow him to walkon onto the hoops team, just as Joshua Tinch has the past few seasons.

"When they wanted me to play both, it was really exciting for me," Grinter told the Courier-Journal. "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."

Grinter, who plays multiple positions, rushed for over 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. He also threw for 483 yards and had 157 yards receiving. Defensively, he recorded 31 tackles and 9 interceptions.

Grinter chose Louisville over an offer from Kentucky, as well as heavy interest from Purdue, Cincinnati and Arkansas.

Grinter was rated as the 6th top player in the state in ITV's initial Best of the Bluegrass.

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