San Jose State is no longer expecting the arrival of one of its three-star recruits this summer - offensive lineman Mikey Grandy of Palo Alto High School. He recently informed the staff of his change of plans. Grandy, who signed an LOI to the Spartans in February, will instead be heading to College of San Mateo and hopes to land back with an FBS program.
“I talked it over with my family and we decided academically it would be best for me,” Grandy told InsideTheSpartans.com.
SJSU Head Coach Ron Caragher said of Grandy on signing day, "Mikey is a big, physical and athletic offensive lineman," SJSU Head Coach Ron Caragher said. "We see Mikey playing tackle, but he has the ability to play all five O-line positions."
He landed a three-star rating by Scout going into his senior season. Grandy had offers from San Jose State and Idaho, while he was starting to gain interest from Pac-12 programs like Oregon and Arizona until an injury ended his season. After bigger schools started backing away, Grandy committed to SJSU.
Grandy credited his San Jose State’s proximity to home, along with the coaching staff as to why he picked SJSU last October.
“It was not an easy conversation,” Grandy said of his phone call with SJSU Offensive Line Coach Adam Stenavich. “He wasn’t too happy, but it’s what needed to happen. I think he understood enough to respect my decision.”
Grandy does not expect complications from his Letter of Intent because his new college destination is a junior college rather than a four-year school.
“I know CSM puts out a lot of people and a lot of lineman,” Grandy said. “Hopefully I can be one of the people that can get out and go to a good school.”
He said he would consider SJSU again in the recruiting process if given the option, but said he is hopeful for an opportunity to the Pac-12.
“Definitely, I would,” Grandy said of considering SJSU again. “I just think right now, this is what’s best for me. I told them and they weren’t too happy, but I think at the end of the day they respected my decision and they just want what is best for me.”
Grandy expects to be ready to play this fall coming off of his injury.
“It’s coming along,” Grandy said. “I’m almost where I need to be to be able to play. I’m taking it slow, I’m not going to rush anything. I just want to make sure I’m 100 percent when I come back to play. I’m planning to play this fall.”