October 28, 2021
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Diamond In The Rough: Jah’von Grigsby

Jah’von Grigsby is a 6′ 183 pound safety out of Scotlandville High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Grigsby is a 4 star player and is rated at a 8.6. He is also a two-sport athlete as he is on the Track & Field team as well. Grigsby, who is very physical and aggressive, has excellent cover skills and is a hard-hitting tackler. He is also great in the classroom as he has a 3.8 gpa and is event fluent in Spanish as well.

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What has football taught you about yourself or life?

It’s taught me not to quit. At first, I didn’t enjoy playing the sport because I didn’t like getting hit. Thankfully, my parents always told me and pushed me not to quit. With playing football, I just never quit. I look at life like that now, whatever you start you have to finish. 

When did you begin playing and what motivated you to play?

I started playing football at three when they had flag football down here. What motivated me was that I just loved the sport and being outside with a ball in my hand.

What’s your favorite thing about being a safety?

I love that I get to hit people without getting in trouble!

What’s been the highlight of your football career?

When I was younger, I played running back. I ran to the wrong side of the field for a touchdown. I ended up turning all the way around and running to the right side of the field and scored without being tackled. 

So you said you’ve played running back before. What other positions have you played and what’s been your favorite position to play so far?

When I first started, I played running back. Once middle school came, I ended up going to quarterback. I would say quarterback was one of my favorite positions as I always had the ball in my hands to make plays. We always won a championship and I won MVP as a quarterback.

What are some goals you have for this season?

All-district, All-state, and All-metro are some accolades I want to receive. I also want to win state.

How would coaches and teammates describe you?

They would say I am physical, funny as I am known for joking around, and just an overall playmaker.

What have you been doing this offseason to keep yourself in shape?

I am taking protein, lifting more, and getting faster by running a lot.

What’s your favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana? 

I would say the weather. It might be hot one night, cold the next day. Louisiana is also known for having great football players so you’ll always play a good team with some star players. 

What would you tell younger players who want to play high school football one day?

I would tell to keep working and don’t give up. Everyone’s time will come. 

Do you have a favorite NFL or College Athlete?

Kelvin Joseph as i played with him at Scotlandville. He also played for LSU, but now he’s at Kentucky. 

What are you looking for out a college team and what would you bring to one?

I’m looking for a family oriented program. I would bring a versatile player. I can play strong safety, free safety, and even corner. I am just versatile. 

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself in the NFL doing good and hopefully opening some businesses.

How do you balance school work and football?

It comes easy to me as I’m very responsible. You make time for what you like to do, so I just truly to balance it out. I make sure my school work is done first, then I deal with football. 

3 words to describe yourself are…

Ambitious, curious, and intelligent 

How do you prepare for upcoming games and how do you handle wins and losses?

I watch a lot of film to see how my opponent is. If we lose, we just see what we did wrong so we can come back better for the next game. 

Any hobbies outside of sports?

I enjoy camping and I listen to NBA youngboy all day!

Have you thought about what you would study in school?

Mechanical engineering