Varsity Preps

Michael Grimm – Offensive Tackle – Bethel Park – Class of 2014

At 6’7” and 325 pounds, Michael Grimm is used to being the “Big Man on Campus” at Bethel Park High School in Pennsylvania.  Grimm is also the “big man” in the state as he is considered to be the best offensive lineman prospect in Pennsylvania.  Grimm is also considered to be in the top 20 at that position on a national level as well by some of the more reputable recruiting services that rank high school football players.  For a player his size, Grimm is very athletic and has good quickness.  Grimm is far from stiff and has great lateral movement.  He’s a very strong kid and his upside once he gets to college is tremendous.

Grimm currently has offers from Akron, Arizona, Boston College, Pitt, Rutgers, Virginia, West Virginia, and Youngstown State.  He currently plays Offensive and Defensive Tackle for Bethel Park High School but is being recruited as an Offensive Tackle.  He’s also receiving interest from: Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Virginia Tech, UCLA, Michigan State, Missouri, Cincinnati, and LSU.  Grimm talked about some of the things that he’s looking for in a school.  “I’m looking for a school that has a family feel to it”, said Grimm.  “I want to be able to excel in the football program and in the classroom.  I know I can play at the skill level of whatever school I end up at”.  Grimm notes that his strength is run blocking and that even though his pass blocking is decent, it could always be improved.

Grimm has set several goals for himself during the 2013 offseason.  “My team goals are to make it to the WPIAL playoffs and make a deep run in the state playoffs”, he says.  “My personal goal is to get better and get myself ready to play football at the next level. I would also like to become more of a leader for all of the underclassmen and lead by example.”

You can click here to view Michael’s recruiting highlight video.

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Cleezy’s Extra Point:  Grimm’s stock rose even higher after his terrific outing during 1-on-1’s at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine at the Alamodome this past January.  There’s two things that you can’t teach: speed and size.  Grimm already has the size and I am sure that as he makes his rounds on the camp circuit, the offer count should reach the 15-25 offer range.  They’ll love his athletic ability and his tremendous upside.

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