2016 National Signing Day: Griffin Grady profile

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High School Accolades: Columbus Dispatch All-Metro selection and first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference (2015)

Senior Stats: 151 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, 4 FF, 2 FR, 1 INT, 9 pass deflections, 1 blocked punt

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Our View: From Ohio, totally underrated and underrecruited — no we’re not talking about Chris Borland. Instead, we’re talking about Griffin Grady, but the same sentiments of Borland’s recruitment apply here. They are nowhere near the same player though, as Grady isn’t on the same level athletically coming out of high school.

What stands out most though, is Grady’s ability to play off his instincts and trust his fundamentals. You can see him playing well with his feet in pass coverage, know when to attack a quarterback and when to lay in wait in coverage. He does possess great speed, and that shows when he explodes in to tackles behind the line of scrimmage or attacks a quarterback out in the flat. It is all the reason why UW is going to give him a look at outside linebacker first.

It may be a few years before Grady comes in to the picture at UW, but if there is one recruit in this class that screams “development” and plenty of skill before coming in, it is Grady.

Andrew Coppens

About Andrew Coppens

Andy is a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). He is the Managing Editor of MadTownBadger and associate editor of Bloguin's World Cup site, as well as Publisher of Big Ten site