Cali DT takes in Corvallis, plans return trip

OREGON STATE this spring played host to a number of potential prep prospects. Another of the California recruits making the trip to Corvallis of late was Greg Grimes, a 6-2, 278-pound defensive tackle out of the Sacramento area. He also shined at the combine in San Francisco this past weekend.

Grimes tripped to both Oregon State and Washington earlier this month, with Corvallis the first stop.

"I got to meet almost all of the coaches. A lot of the players on the team come from our area, like Sammy Stroughter is from around here. The weight room and training table were really good," said Grimes.

Grimes' father, Gary Sr., played for the Huskies from 1977-79.

"I liked the city, atmosphere and coach Willingham, too," said the younger Grimes. "I can see myself playing at either school."

At the combine this past weekend, Grimes had a solid showing, according to Brandon Huffman, West Recruiting Analyst for

"Greg Grimes was one of the top DL's at San Francisco," says Huffman.

LATER THIS SUMMER, Grimes said he'll be making a return trip to Oregon State for the Beavers' summer youth camp where he hopes to earn a scholarship offer.

"They said if I go to their camp it would improve my chances of getting one, so I'm going to their camp," he said.

Grimes' strength numbers include a power cleans of 285 pounds, a squat of 455 and a 325 pound bench press. He has been clocked in the 40 at 4.95 seconds.

Utah State was at Inderkum High last week to inquire about Grimes.

As a junior Grimes logged 60 tackles with three sacks. He was named his league's Lineman of the Year, and earned first team All-Tri-County Conference and second team Metro All-City honors.

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