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.”