February 10, 2012

Recruitment picks up for Grayson

It has been a week and a half since National Signing Day, but recruiting has not slowed as coaches move onto the 2013 class that includes Lexington (NC) standout running back Marquez Grayson.

In no specific order Grayson's top schools are Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

"A lot of coaches have been here, calling me," Grayson said. "I'm pretty busy. That's their job. That's what they're supposed to do. Coach Tom O'Brien came from NC State. The running backs coach [Randy Jordan] from UNC came. Jim Collins from Duke came. The coach from Notre Dame came, but I wasn't here."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Grayson called the visit from O'Brien a "great experience."

He will travel to Winston-Salem for Wake's Junior Day Feb. 25.

"I talk to them [Demon Deacons] I'd say at least two times a month," Grayson said. "He [Lonnie Galloway] wants to get me up there and sit down and talk about a few things. [He] wants to show me around the campus, just the usual."

Grayson was in attendance for Wake Forest's 34-27 win over NC State last season, and went to watch the Deacs as a ninth grader.

"It wasn't a visit," Grayson said. "I just went as an ordinary person. It was a pretty good experience. The coaches seemed pretty intense."

He has yet to meet new UNC head coach Larry Fedora, but talks with the Tar Heels running backs coach Randy Jordan.

Despite having Grayson in its backfield Lexington struggled to a 4-7 record, but did make a first round appearance in the state playoffs.

Deacons Illustrated was present for his three-touchdown performance in Lexington's 44-22 loss to Central Davidson.

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