Versatile QB Jairus Grissom Details Rutgers Offer

River Rouge (Mich.) quarterback Jairus Grissom spoke with Scout about his recent offer from Rutgers and the new offensive direction for the Scarlet Knights.

River Rouge (Mich.) 2017 prospect Jairus Grissom checks in as a three-star athlete but his eyes are on the quarterback position first when it comes to a college decision.

Already above double-digit offers, Grissom picked up another significant opportunity at quarterback Thursday in a conversation with the Rutgers coaching staff.

“I don’t know that much about Rutgers yet,” he said. “I’ve seen them play a couple of times on TV but I know they run a high-power offense. … I think I could bring a lot to the table. I feel like I’d fit into the offense quickly. It’s the same offense that we run at our high school. Rutgers University is going to be in my mind a lot.”

Grissom spoke with offensive coordinator Drew Mehringer, who also recruited the quarterback while he worked as an assistant at Houston.

“He’s a very cool, funny coach,” Grissom said. “I got along well with coach Drew. It was my first time talking on the phone with him. I know it would be good being coached by him.”

Grissom set his sights on quarterback at the college level despite interest from schools as a defensive back.

“Quarterback is the position I want to play,” he said. “The one thing I like about being a quarterback is you lead the team. Everybody counts on you and you have to do it. Being a quarterback, you have a lot of responsibilities. You have to be able to get along with your teammates. You have to be a leader.”

Grissom visited Michigan State Thursday and will see Indiana and Western Michigan this week. He has no timetable for a decision.

“I’m first looking at the education when I make my decision,” he said. “I’ll talk with my family and at the end. I want to see where I can bond with the coaches and see the facilities are great.”

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