Gopher recruit target Adam Grimm sees season end

Adam Grimm, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end from Mequon (WI) Homestead who attended the Minnesota-Illinois State game, saw his season end when Homestead was defeated by Milwaukee Marquette 31-28 in the second round of the WIAA Division 1 playoffs. Homestead, which was ranked No. 1 in the area and No. 2 in the state, had entered the game 10-0 and had outscored its opponents 386-94.

Adam Grimm recently received his first scholarship offer from Northern Illinois. Grimm was named co-Defensive player of the North Shore Conference. He is going to visit Northern Illinois Dec. 3 and North Dakota is hoping for a visit the following weekend. Northwestern called and express interest, but it has other players currently ahead of him on their wish list.

Grimm was named to the BadgerStatePreps All-State Team and was a Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel honorable mention all-state choice last season. Grimm was named the 2003 North Shore Conference defensive lineman of the year as he anchored a line that allowed 75.8 rushing yards.

Grimm is a three-year varsity starter for a team that has advanced to the state semifinals the past two years. Grimm is ranked second among BadgerStatePreps Top 12 defensive ends in the Class of 2005. He had 67 tackles, 4 sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and four defended passes last year.

Grimm went to the Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana football camps this summer. He is considering Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ball State, Western Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana.

Grimm has run a 4.7 40 and a 4.9 40 on the Wisconsin turf. He bench presses 300 pounds. He is an excellent student with a 3.4 GPA and an ACT score of 26.

Grimm said that he wants to go to medical school and perhaps major in biology.

He is playing defensive end for his high school team and fullback on goal-line situations.

Grimm said that most teams are looking at him as a defensive end, due to his speed, with the thought of bulking him up.

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