October 16, 2012

Grand Ledge QB hearing from Spartans

One of the top prospects in the state of Michigan for the class of 2014 will likely be quarterback of Jalen Brady Grand Ledge High School. SpartanMag.com caught up with the local product and got the details on his recruitment and his season thus far.

Brady is getting plenty of interest from BCS programs from around the country. Spartanmag.com asked him about the teams that he is hearing from the most at this point in time in his recruitment and if has been able to check out any Michigan State games this fall.

"The main schools I have been hearing from are Cincinnati, UCLA, Oregon, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Stanford, Bowling Green, Akron and Toledo," Brady stated. "I was at the Michigan state game when they played Boise State.

Brady indicated that the primary recruiting contact he has from Michigan State is Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi.

At 5-foot-11, 215-pound Brady may not have the "typical" size that some college coaches look for, but he does have a strong arm and is athletic. We asked him about hos is season is going so far from a team and statistical standpoint.

"The season is going well," he said. "Right now we are 6-2. We play Holt High School this weekend. I have 7 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. I have thrown for over 700-yards on the season so far."

The game against Holt High School is important for a variety of reasons. Not only will it directly impact the seeding that Grand Ledge will receive, but Holt needs to win the game in order to qualify for the playoffs. The game will be played at Grand Ledge on Friday night at 7PM.

Though he has an early verbal scholarship offer from the Cincinnati Bearcats, Brady is in no hurry to make his college choice. Not only does he want to see what additional scholarship offers come his way, but he has some specific features he is looking for in a school.

"I am looking for a school with a strong winning tradition and a strong academic success," Brady said. "I also want to go to a school where I get along well with the coaches. Michigan State is definitely one of the schools that I am very interested in and I would love to attend, but I am keeping all of my options open at this point."

SpartanMag.com will be sure to follow Brady's development in the coming months. Grand Ledge could easily feature Brady and allow him to put up gaudy statistics, but that is not how they operate. Brady's recruiting stock will likely be impacted by how well he does at the various camps and combines that will be held this coming spring. Brady attended several of those events last spring and put himself on the map with strong performances.

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