There is no question that Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw wide receiver Noel Grigsby (5-10, 160, 4.4) is a playmaker. He has what all playmakers have and that's nose for the end zone. This talented receiver from Crenshaw has proved to be a prolific scorer.
Grigsby hauled in 35 receptions for 850 and scored 15 touchdowns. His performance saw him earn all-league, all-area and all-city as a junior.
While being pressed into spot duty on defense, Grigsby showed he could be pretty productive on that side of the ball as well as he racked up 15 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception.
"I was all set to go to UCLA's one day camp this coming Saturday, but I'm going to take my SAT instead," Grigsby said. "I won't be able to attend the B2G Camp (Beyond 2000 Elite) either, because I'm going to the American Legion Convention in Sacramento instead where they invite a certain number of boys. They are going to teach us the basics of politics and other things."
It appears that Grigsby is a well-rounded young man. He carries a 3.8 GPA and what does it say about his competitive fire that he is going to take another SAT test after scoring a 1430?
After the American Legion Convention, Grigsby will head to Florida for a family reunion. When he returns, Grigsby is going to devote himself, entirely to team stuff and getting in shape for his senior season.
What is Grigsby looking for in a college?
"Academics will be very important to me," Grigsby said. "Then an opportunity for playing time will be another consideration.
"I would like to play close to home so I could come home once and awhile," Grigsby said. "But I am open to every school that is willing to offer me a chance for an education and to continue playing football."
Schools such as Arizona State, Washington, Syracuse and UNLV came by Grigsby's high school to express their interest.