Physical Corner Hoping Schools Take Notice

Hollywood Hills CB Tony Grimes was one of the most physical cover corners at the Badger Sports/Scout.com 7-on-7 tournament held at USF. Showing he was one the top defensive back prospects in talent rich South Florida, and made his name known. Read on to find out his thoughts on the camp, what offers he has and where the Bulls stand. Stay informed with USFNation.com

When it comes to football recruiting, Hollywood Hills cornerback Tony Grimes expects for things to pick up very soon. And after a solid performance at the Scout/Badger 7 on 7 in Tampa this past weekend, that may be the case.

"It was a great experience just to be with all this talent from Florida and out of state. I like competing against the best, and did my thing this weekend."

And that he did. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Grimes made his presence known early making several big plays for his south Florida express team, and showed he was one of the more physical corners at the tournament. He shut down receivers all day including Michigan commit Ricardo Miller showing that he can play as physical as any of the physical receivers out there.

"There was a lot of great talent out here, and good receivers, but I'm a good corner and I came to play. I had my game on and I was ready."

Grimes is a very physical corner who loves to get in receivers faces. He used his physique and hands well in Tampa, showing good ability to change directions, solid cover skills, and wheels to go with it. Now with the tournament behind him, Grimes looks for his stock to rise and offers to flow.

"I got offers from Oregon, FAU, and I'm getting a lot of looks from SEC, Pac-10, ACC schools, and Florida schools."

The USF staff hasn't offered Grimes yet but he said the Bulls are a school that's at the top of his list.

"I tried to come out and showcase my talent and try and get this USF offer. I would like to stay in state so hopefully I did my thing, everybody witnessed it and it will get back to the coaching staff."

The Hollywood Hills corner said he's been speaking with USF Coach Larry Scott for little while now and is already forming a relationship.

"Coach Scott is a cool guy, and we got to know each other a little bit. He's alright."

Grimes definitely made his name known this past weekend, and out of all the secondary talent was named All-Tournament second team corner.

"That's what I came out here for, to do my thing on the fields, earn a few offers, and blow up.

Tony said he's going to go to more camps, combines, and spring games, hoping that college coaches take notice. Next on tap for the talented, physical corner is the Scout.com combine in Miami next weekend.

As a junior corner for Hollywood Hills, Grimes had 5 interceptions, 15 passes defended, and 42 tackles.

Check out his junior highlights here:



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