The cat is out of the bag about the talent of defensive lineman Jalen Grimble (6-3, 265, 5.0) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman. Hot on the heels of his first offer from Utah, the 2011 fast rising prospect picked up offer number two. This one is from a SEC powerhouse.
"Jalen just received an offer from LSU," Jerry Grimble, Jalen's dad and Bishop Gorman assistant coach said. "He is excited, but humbled. He still knows that he a lot of work and growing to do."
Believe it or not, Grimble is only 15 years old, but he is handling the attention with poise. Grimble is very level headed and gives the new Bishop Gorman head Coach Tony Sanchez a lot of the credit for his recent good fortune.
"I have to give some thanks to my new head coach (Tony Sanchez)," Jalen Grimble said. "Coach Sanchez is part of the reason that colleges are coming by the school."
"Ever since Coach Sanchez has been here, there have been a lot of college coaches coming by," Grimble said. "Since he took over the discipline of our team has changed dramatically. We have a chance to do a lot as a team since Coach Sanchez has taken over."
Though Grimble is only 15 and a part of the class of 2011, his recruitment is already beginning hit stride. Obviously he is very pleased with his LSU offer.
"I was very excited about my LSU offer," Grimble said. "It felt really good when I found out about the offer from my dad."
"We will probably get to LSU next month or over the summer," Grimble said. "We have family down there."
UCLA, USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and UNLV are among Grimble's early leaders along with the two schools that have offered LSU and Utah.
Is there a chance that Grimble may make an early commitment?
"I'm going to take my time and go through the recruiting process," Grimble said. "I have no favorites and am keeping my options open."
"I plan committing late for the class of 2010."