Grant Bays is a 2012 prospect from Oceanside, CA. He will be one of the many highly recruited offensive linemen on the left coast next season and was kind enough to answer a few questions for UMGoBlog.
Sean O’Connell: Could I have your current height and weight?
Grant Bays: “6’3.5″ 290 lbs. 5.0.”
Sean O’Connell: How has your season been going so far?
Grant Bays: “We are 7-2 with 5 (now 6) straight wins. Our first loss was against nationally ranked Servite out here.”
Sean O’Connell: What positions do you play?
Grant Bays: “Starting as a left tackle on offense and nose tackle on defense. Last year, varsity center.”
Sean O’Connell: Do you prefer one position over the other?
Grant Bays: “I hope to play center again. I think that’s where my college and pro position will be.”
Sean O’Connell: Have you been receiving any mail from schools yet?
Grant Bays: “A lot from UCLA, USC, Northwestern, Duke, Boston College and Stanford. Went to meet coaches and see games at UCLA, USC and Stanford so far.”
Sean O’Connell: Have you received any verbal offers yet?
Grant Bays: “No.”
Sean O’Connell: What are your strengths as a football player and what do you need to work on?
Grant Bays: “I’m a natural athlete, very quick for a big dude. I was a division one/mid-round pitching prospect before giving up baseball. Weaknesses would be learning plays.”
Sean O’Connell: I know that you have a year or so of high school left, but have you thought about what you want to study at college?
Grant Bays: “Environmental sciences or computer/graphic arts /sound productions.”
Sean O’Connell: Is distance from home going to be a significant factor when you choose a school?
Grant Bays: “Sort of. I would miss my mom and my friends, but I want to go to a school with lots of history and traditions.”
Sean O’Connell: What are you looking for in a college? When you sit down with your folks to make that final choice, what are the main factors that you will consider?
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