Offers piling up for Grammel

Lone Star High School, located in the Dallas-Ft.Worth metroplex, is home to Charlie Grammel, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive line prospect with 14 D-1 offers including Navy. After speaking with Navy coach Mick Yokitis in the spring, Grammel tells GoMids.com that Navy is one of the programs he's looking to schedule an official visit with during the fall.

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"When Coach Yokitis was here they called me down to the office," Grammel said. "He told me they watched my highlight film and thought I was a mean, tenacious player on the field with an excellent work ethic.

"I thought that the offer was awesome to receive. I'm actually planning an official visit for September 4th. I really liked Coach Yo. He seemed nice and would be fun to play for. The offer surprised me really when I got it. I hadn't heard much from them prior to the offer. I do like the military. I want to be a psychology major and think that would be good to study at Navy. I think it has the potential to be an awesome fit."

At Lone Star in Frisco, Texas, Grammel plays both left guard and left tackle and he plays on the defensive line as well. He was named All-District in 2013 helping his team to the third round of the 3A playoffs, the best finish in the school's history.

"I started as a freshman [at Lone Star] but I didn't have a mean-side to my game," he said. "I developed a good work ethic after realizing that I needed to get better to get more colleges to know who I am. I'm enjoying the game more now. I look at it as a way of life."

Grammel mentions BYU, Tulsa,and Texas Tech as the schools out of his 14 offers that are showing him the most interest. With Navy, he says those four are the likely schools to receive his official visit during the football season.

"A couple of things I'll look at will be the overall strength of the football program," Grammel said on a decision. "I'd like to see how good the academics are not just in my major but throughout the university. Does the university and the football program have a family feel to it? I don't want football to feel like a job. I want to have fun and enjoy myself. I want to be in a good atmosphere.

"I've got some good offers but I'm going to wait on a commitment until I'm able to take my official visits and then go from there."

Frisco Lone Star opened in 2010 and will move from Class 3A to 5A this season. The Rangers went 0-10 in their first year but have made the playoffs two straight seasons. It won't be easy to repeat the eight wins of 2013 with the jump up in class and Grammel is the only returning starter on the offensive line.

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