Raymore-Peculiar sophomore Luke Grimm is establishing himself this season as one of the Kansas City area’s premier 2020 football prospects.
Although he is still slender at 5’11, 165-pounds, Grimm has a frame that will likely add muscle mass with age. He is a fierce competitor who doesn’t back down from a challenge. He is willing to go over the middle and mix it up, or battle for a jump ball deep down field.
He is among the Kansas City area’s most productive receivers, hauling in 52 passes for 851 yards and five touchdowns.
However, Grimm says his work is not yet done as he continues to perfect his craft.
“I’m working on my release and being physical but quick off the snap,” he says. “Also I like to work on my reaction time and grip, but most importantly I work on keeping myself positive in every situation of the game.”
Grimm says the toughest opponent he has faced this season has been Blue Springs’ 2018 defensive back Nick Hessefort.
“He is one tough son of a gun, the kid is an animal,” Grimm says.
A fan of the Patriots’ Julian Edelman, Grimm began playing football in Kindergarten and has since played on the All-Metro Panthers and the Tigers, as well as Missouri’s FBU team in 2015-16.
Grimm drew his first offer from Northwestern College in Iowa on July 27. They are the only school to express interest to date, but that is likely to change in the future.
“They are the only school at this time that has reached out to me, but I hope to see many more as my high school experience continues,” he said.