Greydon Grimes Talks Kansas Decision

Greydon Grimes talks to Blue Wings Rising

Coming into the 2024 season, the Kansas Jayhawks have a particular need to shore up the defensive line. With Austin Booker off to the NFL and Hayden Hatcher, Patrick Joyner and Devin Phillips all graduating, there are plenty of holes to fill. One of those holes might have been filled by Greydon Grimes.

Grimes is a defensive lineman three-star who has signed with Kansas. He is the son of new offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes, and recently caught up with Blue Wings Rising to recap his decision.

“I’d say what makes Kansas the correct choice is what they have been able to do with the program the last couple of years,” Grimes stated to Blue Wings Rising. “The coaching staff has been able to evaluate and develop talent and completely turn around the program.”

He recalled the time frame he knew he wanted to be a Jayhawk.

“I knew Kansas was the school I wanted to attend when I was able to get up to Lawrence on my official visit. Getting to meet the whole staff and see what they were about showed me that it was a place where I would get developed.”

Grimes has a message to any recruit considering Kansas.

“To anyone considering Kansas, I would just say look at Coach Leipold’s track record and what he has been able to do. This is obviously a program that is on the rise and that is serious about winning. Lawrence is a special place and I haven’t met anyone who has regretted going to Kansas.”

He has hopes to bring everything he can to Kansas.

“I plan to bring whatever I can to Kansas. I plan to be a great leader and I hope to leave an impact not just on the field but also off the field with my faith. I know I have a lot of potential and I want to fulfill it and bring the best version of myself.”

There are two recruits in particular that he thinks would be a great get.

“I don’t know a ton of recruits but I met a couple when I went up to Kansas Easter weekend. Linkon Cure and Meyer Swinney are both big-time tight ends that would be big gets for us.”

He also talked about what makes Kansas so special.

“I’d say what makes Kansas so special is the culture that’s been developed these last couple of years and how the fan support has been. It’s a true college town and you won’t go anywhere really without seeing someone wearing something Kansas.”

Caleb Sisk


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