September 7, 2012

Grayson to visit Wake

Lexington (NC) running back Marquez Grayson is planning to take an unofficial visit to Wake Forest and see the Demon Deacons host North Carolina Saturday, Sept. 8.

Brian Knorr is Grayson's primary recruiter for the Deacs, while Billy Mitchell been in contact with the Lexington product for Wake.

"I talk to that guy [Knorr] all the time," Grayson said. "He has a great personality. Every time I talk to him he's wide open. He's a great guy I like being around."

"He's [Mitchell] old, but he knows exactly what he's talking about."

Grayson wants to have a father-son type of relationship with his position coach at the collegiate level.

"I'd like to bond with my coach a little bit, laugh, play games with him, then when it comes down to game-time let's get ready," Grayson said.

Grayson, who is rated as a three-star recruit, the nation's No. 29 running back and the No. 18 overall prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com, said NC State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest are still his top choices. The 6-foot-1 and 200-pounder added it will be at least four to six weeks till he chooses a school.

"[Tennessee's] Jay Graham is a great running backs coach," Grayson said. "He played at UT. I actually saw some of his film. He was a great running back, so he knows what he's talking about. I like that."

"Going to Virginia Tech, they have a lot of great running backs. Going to Wake Forest, [it has] a great running backs coach [Mitchell]. Coach Knorr is a very electrifying guy. I like his personality a lot. They also run the ball and they don't have any running backs. Well, they do, but in the near future they won't have any. NC State, they just need a back, simple as that. They need a back."

He believes he can contribute right away at every one of those four programs.

Grayson has been out since Friday, Aug. 24 when suffered a high ankle sprain.

"In the game I was running trying juke the guy and another guy fell on my ankle, and I thought it was broken actually," Grayson said. "I was crying and everything. The Lord is good. I just actually got the boot off today, so next week I'm going to try to get back into practice a little bit and see what my ankle can do."

The Lexington product hopes to return to action in less than a month. Grayson, who is feeling better, said he is going to let his legs do the talking for him.

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