Hot on the heels of offers from SEC powerhouse LSU and SEC giant killer Utah, now defensive lineman Jalen Grimble (6-3, 265, 5.0) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman picked up a third offer. This one is from an emerging powerhouse from the Big 12. Needless to say, these are exciting times for the 15-year old from the Nevada desert.
Texas Tech came to the table yesterday (May 26th) giving the underclassman his third offer.
"This is crazy," an enthusiastic Jalen Grimble said. "I didn't expect and offers at this time and now I have three."
"I believe my father and I will be going to Texas Tech sometime this summer," Grimble said. "We hope to see a few others schools, too."
Don't expect this well-grounded youngster to let all this recruiting attention go to his head.
"I'm not going to be big headed," Grimble said. "I'm a humble person and I'm just like everybody else."
"I'm excited about everything that is happening to me, but I'm not going to take anything for granted," Grimble said. "I'm still going to work hard and continue to give it my all and get better as a football player."
Grimble was very impressive at the recent NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles and though, he was only 15, he held his own. He is planning on taking in two more camps next month to help him hone his skill set.
"I'm going to UCLA's Camp on June 6th," Grimble said. "Then I'll be going to USC's Rising Stars Camp later in the month."
Grimble has already been to both Los Angeles schools and obviously likes them both. His cousin is four-star tight end Xavier Grimble, also of Bishop Gorman, who recently committed to USC.
The fact that his cousin chose USC, won't be a major factor in his decision making process. Grimble recognizes that he has a long way to go and is very open regarding college choices at this time.
Besides the schools that have offered Utah, LSU and Texas Tech and UCLA and USC, the talented class of 2011 defensive lineman is getting serious early recruiting attention from Oregon, Oregon State, Oklahoma, Florida, Notre Dame and hometown UNLV.
As a sophomore, Grimble was one of the top sophomores in his conference, after racking up 28 tackles and six sacks.