Grimsley surprised by the NDSU fan base

With only a few days and weeks left until the 2015 class arrives on campus in Fargo, the Bison Report spoke with each of the 2015 signees to learn more about their recruiting process and what NDSU fans can look forward to. We continue with Minnesota defensive back Robbie Grimsley.

With only a few days and weeks left until the 2015 class arrives on campus in Fargo, the Bison Report spoke with each of the 2015 signees to learn more about their recruiting process and what NDSU fans can look forward to. We continue with Minnesota defensive back Robbie Grimsley.

BR.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend North Dakota State University?

RG: The main reason I chose North Dakota St was because all of the factors, whether they were academic, athletic or something else seemed to fit what I wanted the most.

BR.com: What is it about Coach Klieman and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?

RG: The coaching staff is great because they know what they are talking about when it comes to football but they also want to get to know you on a personal level.

BR.com: What is something you learned about North Dakota State University that surprised you during the recruiting process?

RG: I guess the thing that surprised me the most was how big the fan base is because the following for NDSU is massive.

BR.com: What position do you expect to play at NDSU? What other position did the Bison staff mention as a possibility?

RG: I expect to play FS but a slot receiver position was also a possibility.

BR.com: What have the coaches told you regarding how they plan to utilize your strengths as a player?

RG: As far as utilizing my strengths, they want to get me in the open field so I can cover a lot of ground with my speed, whether that be on offense or defense.

BR.com: Have you had any communication with other NDSU recruits and if so what?

RG: All of us recruits talk to each other all the time through texting and Snapchat and other forms of social media.

BR.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the Bison staff like you to report at in the summer?

RG: Right now I'm 6' 177, I'm looking to get back to 185 but being 190 would probably be best.

BR.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?

RG: Right now I haven't set any individual goals except just to be able to get in there and make the team better. For the team our goal is to of course keep the streak of championships alive.

BR.com: What did you work on most this spring to prepare yourself for Missouri Valley football?

RG: I mainly worked on my speed because that's not something that comes easy and to play at the D1 level you have to be able to keep up with the best.

BR.com: What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Bison?

RG: I am looking forward mostly to playing my first home game in a bison uniform in front of the home crowd. BR.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Bison and why?

RG: SDSU because of the rivalry.

BR.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at NDSU?

RG: I should be good to go at NDSU academically.

BR.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

RG: I'm not sure where I'll be in ten years, right now I'm focusing on these 4 or 5 years and trying to get the most of them as I can. BR.com: What player do you model your game after and why?

RG: I like to watch Harrison Smith from the Vikings or Earl Thomas from the Seahawks because they are both intelligent football players and the effort level is always there.


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