Seffner (Fla.) Armwood athlete Joshua Grady took his fourth and final official visit this past weekend, when he headed to Vanderbilt to see what the Commodores are all about.
"The one thing I liked the most was that me and Coach (James) Franklin, we get along so well," Grady said. "I have only known him for a couple of weeks but it feels like I have known him forever. He is a really down-to-earth guy and I feel like he can really relate to his players."
"That is the best relationship I have had so far as far as talking a lot," Grady added.
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Grady was joined on the visit by his parents, who he says were also impressed by the SEC school.
"They really liked it," Grady said. "They really liked the academics and thought they have a beautiful campus."
The outstanding visit left Grady with just one question about whether or not Vanderbilt would be the right place for him.
"Pretty much the only question mark is the football aspect of it," Grady said. "We just have to take that into consideration."
With no decision at the end of his visit, Grady returned home and will turn his attention to making an announcement on Wednesday. He gave a brief overview of where things stand.
"Right now the schools in it are Vanderbilt, USF, Wake Forest, and Iowa State," Grady said. "Those are the four I have to talk about with my parents and figure everything out."
Grady, who is listed by Rivals.com as a three-star athlete, said that his future position won't make or break his decision. He talked about where the four schools envision him lining up at if he were to opt for their school.
"USF has told me I am a safety and Wake Forest has told me they don't know right now, they have to see how the spring works out," Grady said. "Iowa State and Vanderbilt would be as a quarterback."
While four schools remain in it, Grady said the list is really narrowed to two top schools - which he did not share.
"Right now I think it is certainly one of two schools, but I am not going to say who they are right now," Grady said. "I have a pretty good idea about the final two and I just have to figure it out from there."
When he sits down over the next few days to make his decision, the 6-foot-1, 192-pound athlete said that it is going to come down to finding the right feel.
"They are all pretty much the same," Grady said. "None of the choices have a bad coaching staff or anything like that. I think it is going to come down to the school I feel comfortable with living at for the next four or five years."
As a senior, Grady totaled 3,061 offensive yards and 26 touchdowns while playing quarterback.