Versatile Grayes on the Radar

Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany athlete Alif Grayes is one of the more versatile players in Southern California with these abilities to play cornerback, wide receiver and quarterback…

Standing 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Alif Grayes plays the game with heart and his abilities have got him some great praise from his coaches.

Alemany head cornerbacks/assistant wide receivers coach C.J. Fulwilder gave Grayes some of the highest compliments a player can receive.

"Alif Grayes is what I call a true ‘wolf'. His desire to win is relentless and he is hungry," said Fulwilder.

"Alif looks to win every snap, whether it is at cornerback, wide receiver or quarterback and that is not negotiable in his world. Alif even competes in our physical conditioning. Alif Grayes is a winner!"

Those are some words that will give Grayes some confidence, just adding to what he already possesses.

When asked what he feels he brings at quarterback and cornerback, Alif responded by saying, "At quarterback, I am capable of moving the ball down the field at any given time. You can count on me to get the extra yard. I feel I'm very deadly with my legs as well. You'll never know what I could do next."

Grayes continued, "As far as cornerback, I can make plays for the team when we need a stop. Just put me on the best player and I will make sure there is a stop."

That's big confidence for Grayes, and he feels you "have to have it to play this game."

On the recruiting front, Grayes does have a team he really likes.

"The main school is Oregon, that's my dream school. If I don't get an offer from them, then I like Cal or USC."

Which position would Grayes like to play?

"I prefer quarterback over everything else, but if Oregon offers me as a cornerback, I'll take it."

Grayes has received some interest from Washington as well, with them letting him know they are looking forward to watching him play.

The sky is the limit for an athlete as versatile and skilled as Alif Grayes. It's only a matter of time before plenty of teams start to call his way.

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