Grady Likes Smaller Schools

Many high profile prospects like the idea of attending a huge university where they will be treated like a celebrity and have what amounts to an NFL experience, minus the money. Josh Grady, the talented three-star quarterback out of the state of Florida, isn't ruling out the possibility of attending a huge school, but he told DeaconSports that the idea of attending a smaller school is attractive.

The 6-0, 185-pound prospect is an outstanding athlete and one of the best in his class when it comes to beating a defense with both his legs and arm. He doesn't have ideal size, but many quarterbacks in this day and age don't, and plenty of smaller quarterbacks have been successful.

Josh Grady was recently at Wake Forest to check the school out and see what the Demon Deacons have to offer.

"Actually [Monday] I was at Wake Forest and it went pretty well," he said. "After I was at Wake I went to Duke. They're both kind of smaller schools, which I like."

According to Grady, he had the opportunity to talk to several of the Demon Deacon coaches while on campus. "I met Coach Russ and Coach Grobe. Me and coach Grobe talked for 30 or 45 minutes with my dad about the atmosphere, the practice schedule and basic things like that. We got a tour around campus and saw the stadium.

One thing that stood out to Grady was the size of the Demon Deacon campus. "I really like having a small campus. It makes everything feel like more of a family setting. For now I'd say having a small campus is definitely a plus for me. They told me (at Wake Forest) that there are about 12 people per classroom, so that's a lot better than going somewhere you wouldn't know your professor at all. That's one thing that really stuck out about Wake Forest."

Grady has 25 offers so he's a long way from narrowing things down. In fact, he'll be on the road a lot more before the start of his senior season and official visits.

"Me and a couple of kids from the area are leaving next Thursday and we'll get back the Wednesday after that," he said. "We're going to about half the schools in the SEC. That's going to wrap up the summer for us."

Grady's first day in pads with his teammates at Armwood High School is on August 12 and their first game is August 26.

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