Michigan wasn't the favorite from the beginning for either Grady. Kevin, Sr., said during the press conference that both kids started out as Notre Dame fans. "I wasn't a Michigan fan either," he said. "I didn't really like the helmets." Kevin, Jr., became enamored with Maize and Blue after his first trip to Michigan Stadium, and is now a member of the football team. For Kelvin, it started when Michigan visited him. "I remember being at a Notre Dame game, and Dick Vitale talked to me and signed a program," he said. "I really loved Notre Dame. But when Michigan started calling I really started to like them a lot. I didn't decide for sure until last night that it was going to be Michigan, and when I called coach Amaker he was ecstatic, he said it was really great."
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Kelvin will begin play as a point guard on the basketball team in 2007. However, after one season the plan is to play both hoops and football. "I talked to coach (Lloyd) Carr and he said I could be a Steve Breaston-type player," Kelvin said. "Special teams, and I'll be thrown in a little at running back; he's recruiting me as an athlete to come in and play all over."
The younger Grady has yet to inform his older brother of his decision. "He doesn't know yet, but he'll be happy," Kelvin said. "He leaves me messages all the time saying 'Go Blue', but he really didn't try to recruit me to Michigan. He let me do my own thing."
One area in which big brother did guide Kelvin was in the recruiting process in general. "He was a big help in that because he'd been through it," Kelvin said. "But the best thing he told me was just to follow my hear, and not listen to anyone telling me to do something I didn't want to do."
Grady was flanked on each side of the table by his coaches - EGR head basketball coach Ed Crisman was on his right, and head football coach Peter Sruursma on his left. Grady is the leading scorer on the EGR basketball team, averaging 17.2 points-per game. On Friday, he scored 27-points in leading the Pioneers to a 76-53 victory over Forest Hills Northern. Coach Stuursma compared the Grady's. "They are two totally different athletes," he said. "On the football field, Kevin might have 30 carries and gain 300-yards. Kelvin will only have 15 carries, but he can get 300-yards because he can go the distance so fast.