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Grayson lands D-I offers

Suffolk (Va.) Kings Fork wide receiver Davon Grayson is up to five scholarships. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder landed a pair recently from Division I programs.
"I have five offers from Furman, VMI, James Madison, East Carolina and Old Dominion," he said. "I went to all these camps and there has been a lot of buzz around my name. A lot of schools are giving me a chance. My name wasn't really out there, but now they know I can play and schools are jumping on me. In the last week I picked up three offers in four days from James Madison, East Carolina and Old Dominion."
Not surprisingly, those schools are sticking out to Grayson at this step.
"Those are my biggest offers and those are all really great schools," he said. "The good thing about East Carolina is that they actually have an offensive coordinator. Originally they offered me to play corner, but then they got back in touch with me and offered for offense. The good thing is I can play both sides of the ball.
"With James Madison, I haven't been there yet, but I have a tight bond with the offensive coaches and the head coach. I really like the vibe from their staff and everything I've heard about them is that they are top of the line like Virginia Tech with their weight room, field and stuff. I'm supposed to check them out later this month.
"For Old Dominion, I really like their school. I have a really close bond with the wide receiver's coach and they would be a great school to be part of since they are definitely on the rise. Everything is brand new and it looks really good."
Though he's got a number of offers, Grayson is still waiting to see what other schools will do.
"I'm still supposed to hear back from NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Marshall," he said. "I went to Virginia's camp and performed really well. I did well in one-on-ones and they are going to keep in touch. NC State I just went to their camp on Saturday and they plan to go over the evaluations in the next few days now that the camps are done. However, they don't have a wide receiver coach. As for Virginia Tech, they keep calling to see if I'm going to their camp on the 14th. I'm planning too and really excited about that. We have a guy from our team going to Virginia Tech and our head coach is from Tech. I have a bond with the staff and I think if I really do perform I should be expecting an offer up there. All they want to do is see me perform."
In addition to Virginia Tech, Grayson is eyeing camps to Maryland and Richmond before summer is out. He also remains in contact with other schools including Cincinnati, Toledo, Penn State and Pittsburgh.
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