For one Washington High School prospect, the idea of playing at the same college as his favorite NFL football did, would be an incredible journey.
InsideTennessee.com first introduced Volunteer fans to Vancouver quarterback Garrett Grayson a couple of weeks ago, since that first introduction, Grayson has had the opportunity to explore and experience Rocky Top in person.
Grayson, who was scheduled to camp at Louisville last week, got a late phone call from his mother while sitting at the Atlanta Georgia airport.
“She told me that my high school coach had called and that the Tennessee coaches wanted me to come by and see Knoxville while I was out East. We discussed it and made the trip the next day.”
Was Grayson impressed with Rocky Top?
“I would die if I got an offer from them,” Grayson laughed. “It would be an incredible honor to play football for the same university that Peyton Manning did. He has always been my favorite NFL player and he is such a great role model.”
Grayson expected Knoxville and UT to be nice, but he got a lot more than he expected from the trip.
“They have some of the best facilities in the country,” Grayson said. “I got to take a complete tour of the place, got to see their academic support program, everything was incredible. They treat their players like Gods there; they love their football down south.”
Grayson and his father both feel that the best football in the country is played in the SEC.
“There is no doubt, it’s the best league in the country,” Grayson said. “It would be a dream come true.”
Grayson got the opportunity to show his talents and skills to the Louisville coaching staff at the Cardinal summer camp.
“I really did well there,” Grayson said. “I threw the ball really well. They are telling me an offer could come anytime.”
Would Grayson take the first offer that is extended?
“It depends on what offers I get, but probably not,” Grayson said. “I definitely want to wait and see what Tennessee does.”