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NIKE MVP heating up

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It is a pretty good bet that you will hear a lot more about defensive tackle/offensive lineman Greg Grimes (6-1, 283, 5.0) from Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum. Grimes was simply outstanding at the recent NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto, Calif., and took home the Camp Defensive Line MVP award.
Shortly after the camp USC found there way to the Inderkum campus and Oregon was ahead of the game coming the school before the NIKE Camp and Cal has been very busy staying in contact with the talented defensive lineman from the Golden State.
"Cal sent me a text message after the NIKE Camp and called them right back," Grimes said. "We talked about football and grades.
"We also talked about how many scholarships Cal has to give at my position," Grimes said. "They have two at my position.
"Cal invited me to their camp and I plan on going," Grimes said. "I was the MVP defensive lineman at Cal's camp last summer."
Besides Cal, USC and Oregon; Grimes is getting a lot of recruiting attention from Oregon State, Washington and Wyoming.
Grimes earned League Lineman of the Year as a two-way standout along the trench his junior season. He also earned all-metro, all-city and all-state honors for the season of 2006.
On the defensive side of the ball, Grimes accounted for 61 tackles, nine quarterback knockdowns and five sacks.
When you consider that Grimes doesn't play as much on the defensive side of ball because the team needs him to anchor the offensive line, his stats become even more impressive.
Grimes had 56 tackles, nine quarterback knockdowns, five sacks and four fumble recoveries as a sophomore.
Though Grimes is an outstanding offensive lineman, he is being projected to play on the defensive side of the ball.
The scouting report on Grimes is he's big, strong and explosive off the line of scrimmage. He is almost impossible to block with one guy on the high school level. He often has to take on double and triple teams.
Grimes runs well to the football and is equally as good stuffing the run as he is a pass rusher.
What is Grimes looking for in a college?
"A good education is the main thing," Grimes said. "Athletically, I'm looking for a school with a winning tradition, the school's coaching philosophy and a chance for early playing time."
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