Zeph Grimes Benefits From Redshirt Season

When football recruits travel long distance to play for the Fighting Illini, there is always a concern homesickness will prevent a proper adjustment to college. That does not appear to be the case for South Carolina SAM linebacker Zeph Grimes. He earned the Scout Team Defensive Player Of The Year Award and is eager to compete for playing time beginning next semester.
December 21, 2011

West Expects Big Things From Recruits

Ron West has made a big impression for the Fighting Illini football team in his first year on the staff. His work with outside linebackers has been productive, and his recruiting in the South has brought in some top prospects. West added three players to the 2011 Illini recruiting list, and he discusses them in part two of a three part series.
March 14, 2011

Coach Discusses Zeph Grimes Commitment

The Fighting Illini football team secured its second commitment with the announcement that Bamberg-Ehrhardt, South Carolina, safety/linebacker Zeph Grimes will join them in 2011. The highly recruited athlete gives new impetus to the Illini recruiting effort.
April 14, 2010

Zeph Grimes Enjoys Visit To Illini Campus

The Fighting Illini football team continues to recruit well despite the frustrations of a 3-9 season. A group of new coaches has brought with them an enthusiam that appears contagious. For instance, three South Carolina athletes flew in last weekend for a visit, and the Illini made a good impression on them. Zeph Grimes might be the highest rated.
April 7, 2010

Zeph Grimes - Eight Not Enough?

Safety Zeph Grimes holds eight offers, and he will continue to gain more attention once summer comes. Grimes is being looked at by many schools as a safety prospect.
March 23, 2010

"They Are At The Top Of My List"

Zeph Grimes took a trip to the Peach State on this past Friday. And while visiting the area, the 2011 safety prospect made a stop by one of the schools in the Georgia area. Come inside for a quick update on how things went for the 6-0, 200 pound stud out of Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School…
March 6, 2010