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Xavier Grimble

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Tight end
Las Vegas, Nevada
Bishop Gorman
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  • Ht:6'6"
  • Wt:245 lbs
  • 40:4.7 secs
  • Bench Max:285
  • Squat Max:350
  • Vertical:30 inches
  • Class:2010 (High School)
Grimble makes the tough grab4 videos available »

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
USCCOMMITTED (04/23/2009)Offered10/23/2009Brennan Carroll, Jethro Franklin
CaliforniaNoneOfferedNone
FloridaNoneOfferedNoneBrian White
Florida St.NoneOfferedNone
GeorgiaNoneNone
OklahomaNoneOfferedNoneKevin Wilson
OregonNoneOfferedNone
Oregon St.NoneOfferedNone
Texas A&MNoneOfferedNone
UCLANoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Xavier Grimble

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Camp settingby Barry Every - 08/14/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Ball SkillsDivision I Player
On the Hoof: Huge, hulking tight end with a lean, yet muscular upper body and a lower half of an athletic offensive lineman. From the waist down, he just looks like someone that can push defensive ends and linebackers around.
Needs Improvement: Needs to watch how big his lower half gets or he may become an athletic offensive tackle. Also needs to improve overall speed and route running.
Most Impressive: His size makes him a mismatch for any linebacker or safety at the next level. Grimble also possesses soft hands for a giant. He didn't get a chance to catch a ton of balls as a junior, but that will change in 2009.
Conclusion: Like linebackers, tight ends make up a huge portion of all special teams and he should get a chance here and earn some playing time in mop-up duty as a freshman. Expect by his sophomore season that he will be either in the playing rotation or the tight end used most on running plays.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Tight ends becoming popular picks in NFL05/06/2010 Rivals.com College Football

Wide receivers aren't the only ones who are benefiting from spread offenses. Tight ends, such as ex-OU star Jermaine Gresham, are also taking advantage. Gresham was the first of a record 21 TEs chosen in last month's NFL draft. College coaches have begun using TEs in a variety of ways, and NFL teams are following suit.

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Brown meets the Kiffins01/17/2010USCFootball.com
Recruiting Special: Trojans Transition01/16/2010USCFootball.com
Grimble keeping door slightly ajar for schools01/14/2010TigerBait.com
Will Xavier Grimble take a look around?01/12/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour position battles01/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour: Sizing up the rosters12/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Scouting the Game featuring Bishop Gorman & Moapa Valley11/27/2009NevadaPrepReport.com
Category rankings: Tight ends11/12/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Grimble Hauls It In11/04/2009Rivals.com
OSU Recruiting Visit Report10/25/2009USCFootball.com
2010 U.S. Army Player of the Year Watch List announced09/18/2009RivalsHigh
Following the Future: Season Openers08/27/2009USCFootball.com
Pa. one of six new state rankings released08/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Nevada 2010 Tight Ends Preseason Rundown08/01/2009NevadaPrepReport.com
Previewing Rising Stars: Offense06/23/2009USCFootball.com
Grimble and his cousin host USC coaches05/29/2009USCFootball.com
Fired up for the future05/26/2009USCFootball.com
Inititial position rankings for 2010 released05/07/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
X-Man: United With USC04/23/2009USCFootball.com
From the Road: 2010 prospects make impression04/22/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
L.A. NIKE Camp in Analysis04/21/2009USCFootball.com
Nike Football Training Camp Review: Nevada04/20/2009NevadaPrepReport.com
Los Angeles Nike Camp Hot 1104/20/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Grimble Visits USC for Scrimmage and Camp04/20/2009USCFootball.com
Running backs rule LA NIKE Camp04/19/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Grimble Finally Sees Norman04/15/2009SoonerScoop.com
Grimble hopes to leave mark04/08/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Vegas talent on the money04/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Grimble Takes in USC Practice04/02/2009USCFootball.com
Grimble is just scratching the surface04/02/2009SoonerScoop.com
Tigers firmly in hunt for Grimble04/01/2009TigerBait.com
Nevada Prep Report's Nevada Top 15 Prospects03/19/2009NevadaPrepReport.com
Grimble gets a big offer03/10/2009USCFootball.com
Monday Night Surprise03/10/2009USCFootball.com
UNLV is making an early 2010 push02/27/2009NevadaPrepReport.com
Bishop Gorman tight end a hot commodity02/26/2009AggieYell.com
Nevada 2010 WRs are emerging02/12/2009NevadaPrepReport.com
Nevada TE sees offers climb02/10/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
2010 TE's Interest Gaining Steam02/09/2009SoonerScoop.com
Video: Grimble Hauls It In01/21/2009Rivals.com
The Next in Line at Mighty Gorman12/16/2008SoonerScoop.com
The 2010 Class is getting off to a fast start12/13/2008NevadaPrepReport.com

Stats

Receiving
Year NoYdsAvgTD
2009 (Sr.)3969917.99
2008 (Jr.)1330823.74

Xavier Grimble reminds us of...

Jermaine Gresham - TE Ardmore, OK Ht: 6'6"Wt: 261 lbs College: Oklahoma Photo Gallery (5) | Highlight Videos (1)