TOMMY GRADY, QB, 6Õ6, 215, 4.9, HUNTINGTON BEACH EDISON, CA:
Talk about your prototype signal caller... Grady has all the intangibles that a college recruiter is looking for in that he is tall, strong and can really throw the football.
Last year Grady earned the starting nod at Edison and threw for 3,000 yards, 33 touchdowns and only three interceptions, while completing 65 percent of his passes.
ÒWe mix things up pretty well in our offense,Ó said Grady. ÒNext year we will be set up as a throwing team, but last season we also rushed for close to 3,000 yards. We are pretty much a shot-gun offense and we will be throwing the ball on almost every down this year. Last year I was a dropback passer, but this year I am going to move around move and create more opportunities for me in the offense.Ó
Grady can bench 260 pounds, squats 390 and he has a 29-inch vertical jump. Grady went to the NIKE camp at UCLA and the day camp at USC. Later this summer, Grady will attended the prestigious Elite 11 camp, which he also attended last season. Grady also starts in hoops (14 ppg and 10 rbpg) and in baseball (pitcher/closer, 2-1 with 11 saves).
ÒI have been told by some major league scouts that I might be a first or second round draft choice and I would have to think about that,Ó said Grady. ÒHowever, my dream has always been to play college and pro football, so baseball would have to come up with a tremendous offer to keep me from playing football.Ó
UCLA, Miami, Florida State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and USC are GradyÕs top choices in recruiting.
ÒI really donÕt have a favorite at this point, but I have been offered by my favorite schools,Ó said Grady. ÒOklahoma just sent me a scholarship yesterday and I want to go out there this summer. I also want to make it up this fall and see how they practice. Getting that scholarship has really made me start thinking about Oklahoma. All of the schools run an offense that I like. Florida State, Tennessee and Oklahoma all run the kind of offense that I really like.Ó
RECRUITING: Grady is California's Top Gun
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