Junior to Watch
OL Micah Grimes
6-5, 282 pounds
Ft Meade (Fla) High School
NC State landed just one offensive lineman in the class of 2006 so it's safe to say a premium will be placed on landing the big-uglys in 2007. One prospect State is likely to keep a close eye on is OL Micah Grimes. The talented lineman racked up 80 pancake blocks and 179 knockdowns as a junior en route to all-state first team and all-county honors. Grimes has been Mr Consistency as well as he's started 31 consecutive games and played in two state championships.
What Grimes is looking for in a future college- "I'm looking for a good education and atmosphere. I want to play with a team that wants to work to win and coaches that will push me to be my best while still understanding me as a person, not a number."
Which schools are you hearing from?- Florida, Central Florida, Miami, South Florida, NC State, Auburn, Maryland, Kansas State, Louisville, LSU and Rutgers
Have any schools offered a scholarship- Central Florida, Maryland, South Florida
Who was your favorite team growing up- Florida, I have grown up surrounded by the Florida-Florida State rivalry. I have been an avid Gator fan since I can remember. I love the school's history and it's fans."
Camps this summer- Florida, South Florida and Alabama
Top 5 schools- "No. 1 would be the Gators. Miami and Auburn are two and three...it's really a tossup since it's so early and then USF and Georgia. I'm also interested in NC State, South Carolina, Alabama and others."
Thoughts on NC State- "I like coach Amato. He seems like a coach I would like. NC State is definitely up there in my choice of colleges. I am very open to many colleges because I want to go to the best place for me. There are a lot of players from Florida at NC State so I know I would have common ground with a lot of guys up there."