One of the biggest mysteries is why three-star wide receiver Noel Grigsby (5-10, 190, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw hasn't received his first offer. Somebody is going to look very smart in a few years. Grigsby can play. Not only that he is already fully qualified.
Grigsby is a gritty wide receiver with the penchant of making the big play. He is one of the main reasons that Crenshaw high has advanced to the Los Angeles City Section semifinal game when the Cougars hook up with Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne.
It is only a matter of time before D-I colleges catch up with what is already known in Los Angeles circles, Grigsby can play. His recruiting has picked up of late.
"I've been talking to Cal, Washington and Oregon State," Grigsby said. "Oregon is sending me letters also."
"The schools want to see a little more of my film this year," Grigsby said. "Some schools are recruiting me for defensive back and some are recruiting me to play wide receiver. I don't prefer one position over the other."
"Strong academics are key and also distance from home," Grigsby said. "Those are the main things I'm looking for. I'd like to play in a moderate city, not too big or small. If I get a full ride I'll go anywhere though."
"My senior year is going pretty good," Grigsby said. "I'm doing well on defense, I have three interceptions. Offensively I have about 500 yards and five touchdowns."
"I don't have any official visits set up yet, but I'm hoping to visit Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Cal and probably Oregon State," Grigsby said. "I'd really like to go to Cal. I know some people from Crenshaw who've gone there. They have strong academics and it's not too far from home."
Grigsby carries a 3.82 GPA and scored a 1520 SAT score.
The talented two-way player from Crenshaw earned a spot on the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team for the class of 2009 landing as the Golden State's No. 97 prospect.