Tigard (Ore.) athlete Scott Grady has to be considered one of the most versatile players in the NW region this year. He had a big junior season rushing for 1,750 yards and then was just named the MVP of the wide receivers at the NIKE Camp in Oregon. Despite the success, Grady said offense isn't even where he expects to play in college.
Grady, 5-11, 175 pounds was one of the top handful of players we saw at NIKE Camp in Eugene. We just had watched his highlight tape a week ago and felt Grady projected as one of the top running backs in the state.
When we saw the athlete lining up with the receivers, we were a bit surprised at first but Grady went on to light up the camp. He has very good quickness and can really get off the line. He's explosive in and out of his breaks and caught every ball thrown his way.
"I think of myself as an athlete but I wanted to work out with the receivers today," Grady said. "I'm actually being recruited by just about everyone as a cornerback though and that's where I've played the longest. I started as a sophomore playing corner and last year, I got to play both ways.
"This coming season, we're switching to a Wing-T offense and I think I'll mostly be playing defense again. So this was kind of my last shot to play offense and I enjoyed myself out here."
On the recruiting front, Grady is hearing from a handful of schools but is still waiting for his first Div I offer.
"I have an offer from Portland State but no Div I offers yet," Grady said. "I'm hearing from Oregon, Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Boise State and Arizona right now. My top three are Oregon, Boise State and Oregon State and I'm looking forward to going through the recruiting process and seeing how things play out."