The Maryland Terrapins are sitting in good position for one of Georgia's top
wide receiver prospects.
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Grimes, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound wideout from Douglasville's Chapel Hill
High School, just returned from camp at College Park with a favorable
"I liked it a lot," he said. "That was a real fun trip.
I didn't get to do all that much because I've got a wrist injury that hasn't
fully healed, but I got to run some routes and take a couple of 40 times, meet
with all the coaches and see the campus. It was great. I loved everything about
"I think Maryland is a team that's really up and coming,
starting to compete on the national level. It would be nice to be part of
something like that."
Grimes, however, is still keeping his options open. He
grew up a fan of Florida and Florida State, and is hoping for more interest from
those programs. He's also considering the home state Georgia Bulldogs and nearby
South Carolina. Those five teams make up his current list of favorites.
"Georgia is my home, and to be able to play around here
would be really nice, especially for my family," he said. "We're only an hour
and a half away. It would feel like home, and I'd have all that support from
family and friends.
"With the Florida schools, I've got a lot of family down
there, too. I always loved Florida and Florida State growing up."
In addition to his top five, Grimes is getting strong
interest from Vanderbilt, Duke, Arizona, Harvard, Army and UConn. He has a
second official scholarship offer from the Huskies.
As a junior, Grimes (4.5 forty) caught 39 passes for 740
yards and nine touchdowns for Chapel Hill. He's spending this summer working
hard to improve his speed and strength to build upon those numbers.
"The receivers coach at Maryland said I was the complete
receiver," he said. "That made me feel pretty good. I look at myself as a guy
with deceptive speed. Just running a straight 40 doesn't reflect my speed when
I'm actually on the playing field. I beat a lot of DBs who don't think I can."