Defensive lineman Jalen Grimble (6-4, 250, 4.8) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman is pretty much known as one of the western region's most sought after recruits. He already has offers from coast to coast and the number is in the double digits.
Grimble has offers from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Miami, Michigan, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Utah and hometown UNLV.
What is Grimble looking for in a college?
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"The number one thing for me is academics," Grimble said. "Football can only take me so far, but that degree after football is what is really going to count.
"So first thing is going to be academics," Grimble said. "Then the second best thing is where I am going to fit in best, and my relationship with the coaches.
"I don't want to go somewhere where I don't think I fit in or I don't fit in with their program or I don't get along with their coaches," Grimble said. "I want to be able to be as close as possible with my coach and know that I am comfortable with the program and fitting in and being to come in and contribute right away.
"I'm not really sure when I will commit," Grimble said. "My dad and I have talked about committing before the season, but it is all a waiting game.
"I could say that now and then in a week later something can happen that could make me change my mind," Grimble said. "Right now I don't know when I will commit.
"I'm open to everybody right now," Grimble said. "I'm think about all the schools that have offered and am giving all the schools consideration.
"My parents, my mom and my dad, mostly my mom because she doesn't know much about sports so every offer I have is something special to her," Grimble said. "From the first offer I received to the most latest offer, every day she drills me about every single school. So I think about every school just as much as I can."
At this point Grimble is not really sure if he will take in any junior days, but he will take some unofficial visits over the summer. At this point, Grimble is unsure what lucky schools he will visit when summer arrives.
Regarding camps, Grimble is planning on taking in the NIKE Camp in Los Angeles. He has no other camp plans at this time, but there is a possibility that he will end up participating in some team camps this summer as well.
One of the things that has colleges is excited about Grimble is that he is young. He won't turn 18 until training camp in August of his freshman season. There is a lot of growth potential still ahead .
As a junior, Grimble earned first-team all-conference and second-team all-state as a junior after accounting for 60 tackles, eight sacks, three fumble recoveries, two fumbles caused and one deflected pass.