Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga was one of the Peach State’s top programs last year, finishing off the season with a solid 8-2 record. Led by Tennessee-commit RB Toney Williams on offense, the Eagles averaged nearly 30 points per game. On defense, Milton yielded roughly 19 points per game with junior LB Jeremy Grable leading the way.
At 6-0, 215 pounds, Grable finished off 2008 with a team-leading 88 tackles, six tackles for loss, six sacks, three pass breakups, one forced fumble and four QB hurries. Although several schools have taken interest in his talents, NC State was the first to step forward with a scholarship offer. This past weekend, Grable made his first visit to Raleigh to see the Wolfpack in person. He talked with Pack Pride about the experience.
“I was really glad to be there,” said Grable. “I liked the facilities there and everything. I loved the stadium and it just felt like a good environment.”
Grable said he also had a chance to talk with the NC State coaches and came away impressed with their approach.
“I really like the coaches,” he said. “They were nice and real cool. They were just saying that they’re losing linebackers and they’re trying to recruit linebackers in.
“They weren’t really asking me to play there because they’ve already offered so I know they want me to play there. They were just talking to me about academics and what it would be like to play there. Coach Reed is recruiting me and we had a chance to talk for just a second.”
In addition to the Wolfpack, Grable says he is hearing from a number of schools, primarily from the SEC. It comes as no surprise that, then, that a couple of schools from that conference along with NC State, comprise his top three.
“State is my only offer but I get a lot of letters from different schools like Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky.
“I really like Tennessee and Kentucky and now NC State since I visited there and got acquainted with them so those are really the only three schools I like right now.”
Grable says he’s in no rush to make a decision on his college future and plans to ride the process out for a while.
“I feel like I’m going to wait it out and see what other schools offer me and the one I feel right with, that’s the one I’m going to go with.”