After an impressive performance at the Elite College Combine, offensive tackle Anthony Grosso holds two offers from Vanderbilt and Duke. Rivals talked to the Matawan, N.J. prospect to see what stood out from his performance at the combine.
"It was a really good combine and I did well there. I think a lot of schools saw me," he said. "I was very happy with my times and positional workouts. I went up against Marvin Austin and he is a phenomenal player. I felt like I held my own against Austin, but personally to tell you the truth I felt like Thomas Weaver was the best defensive player I went against. He really surprised me and got the best of me once."
Grosso finished the day second amongst the offensive linemen behind Anthony Davis. What did he feel he showed the coaches?
"More than anything I felt I showed them my flexibility and ability to move," he said. "I could tell there were some linemen out there that couldn't move very well, but I could. I also had good strength and footwork."
Besides the offers, Grosso is getting a lot of interest from schools including Northwestern, Maryland, Syracuse, Penn State, Notre Dame, Virginia, Stanford and Michigan State. Does anyone stand out at this point?
"I'd say Duke and Vanderbilt lead because they have offered and Michigan State is up there if I get the official from them too," he said. "I really like the fact that Duke and Vanderbilt are good academically. The academics at those schools sell themselves and that is the No. 1 thing I'm looking for. I also like the fact the coaches from those schools have been very honest and upfront."
One school that has impressed Grosso during the May evaluation period is Northwestern.
"I get a ton of calls from lots of coaches, but coach Johns really stood out," he said. "I really like him and the school there. He seems like a cool guy that is easy to get along with. I like the school obviously because of the academics and the fact it's Big Ten football."
As for a decision, the Garden State prospect feels if more offers come in he could get it out of the way.
"If I had 20 offers at this point in recruiting I could probably make a decision in the next two weeks," he said. "At the pace we're going though I'll probably wait until much later in recruiting because more offers could be coming in. I would like to do it as early as possible if I can."