The 6-5, 285-pound versatile lineman can play both tackle and guard. He also sees time on the defensive line at Fort Meade, FL. On the year his squad is just 1-2 but Grimes is playing well.
"I still have nine offers, so not too much has changed recently," said Grimes. "NC State is still my number one option. South Florida and Central Florida are pretty similar, and I'll get a chance to see those two play each other pretty soon.
"I'm going to be at State on the 23rd (of September) for their game against Boston College, and I'll know a lot more after that. There's a chance I could commit while I'm up there. I might just tell Coach (Amato) that I'm pretty sure I want to be at State, but I want to wait a little while. Part of me wants to take a few visits, but the more likely scenario is that I'll commit soon."
Grimes had shown some interest in Maryland but the Terps accepted verbal commitments from five prospects at his position making the decision easier for him.
"They're kind of out of the picture now, but there are some other schools I'm still looking at. I've been to both of Florida's games so far. I want to try to schedule an official with Colorado State. I'm still looking at Middle Tennessee and Iowa State too. But like I said, NC State is still a strong number one."
Grimes is playing solid on the offensive line thus far for Fort Meade, and has seen regular double-teams while playing defense. He has earned scholarships from Maryland, NC State, South Florida, Colorado State, Central Florida, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State and Iowa State.
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 34 consecutive games and played in two state championships.
Grimes is currently rated the No. 94 in Scout.com's Preseason Top 100 Prospects in state of Florida.
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