Tony Grimes included four teams in the long-awaited cutdown of his top four schools on Sunday afternoon. At this time, it looks like his choice is down to four schools:
Georgia. North Carolina. Ohio State. Texas A&M.
— Tony Grimes (@757EliteDB) May 31, 2020
Grimes released that quartet of options via his Twitter account. He is still keeping to an established a plan to make his college commitment on December 1, 2020.
— Tony Grimes (@757EliteDB) May 31, 2020
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior from Princess Anne School in Virginia Beach rates as the nation’s No. 1 CB and the No. 7 overall prospect for 2021 on the 247Sports Composite ratings.
When Grimes released his top eight schools, he also had Clemson, Penn State, Virginia and Tennessee among his options. Georgia had a big visit with Grimes way back at the first of the year before the dead period prior to the 2020 National Signing day in February.
That’s when the Bulldogs went from a fringe school among his top 12 to quickly earning an official visit based on the momentum of his first trip to check out Georgia.
Tony Grimes: He had plans to see a lot of UGA over the last two months
If you’re looking for a quick refresh on all things Grimes, this DawgNation deep-drive profile will define his worth as a young man first and his abilities as a lockdown cornerback second.
Grimes has been rated as the top of the board for months now on the weekly DawgNation “Before the Hedges” program which airs every Wednesday on our Facebook and YouTube social channels.
The 5-star prospect had planned to visit Georgia several times over the last few months prior to the global pandemic which sidelined all on-campus recruiting travel. That NCAA ban for both unofficial and official visits has since been extended to July 31.
That decision was made by the NCAA over the last week. Grimes had only recently decided to start conducting the weekly zoom and recruiting contact calls he had been making over the last month during the coronavirus epidemic. He had taken a break from that activity.
He had visits planned to see UGA in March, April and an official visit was already on the books for June 12. His father, Deon Glover, described an ascending interest level for the family in Georgia at that time.
“We’ve been to enough schools to say ‘Hey if push came to shove and we need to make a decision now we can make a decision now’ and we’ve been to enough schools multiple times to be able to say that,” Glover said back in March. “At least with the schools we like. We’ve been multiple times. With the exception of Georgia.”
There is a clear interest here in Kirby Smart’s program.
“What’s going on at Georgia is elite mimic energy that you see in Clemson and some of the other top programs,” Glover said earlier this month. “With the program itself. We learned a lot when we were down there the first time and of course, we were going to go back this time in March and go back again in April.”
“We had an official visit set up for June 12. We had put the gas in there with Georgia. Trying to get as much as we can about Georgia in a short period of time. But with those other schools, we have already got enough information on them. For real.”
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