Stepping into a pivotal role in the secondary for a team that has won back-to-back state titles might be an intimidating position, but junior defensive back Kendrec Grady has blended in nicely and has excelled in his first season of major playing time. An imposing figure standing at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Grady is still new to the game of football. He lived in North Carolina before moving to Georgia and had never played the game before.
Grady has helped Norcross clinch another winning season due to his superb play in the secondary. The fact that Norcross has won two straight state championships means a lot to Kendrec and has determined him to succeed. There have been many doubters of Norcross however. The Blue Devils lost a lot of seniors off last year’s team and have had to use many new faces in their quest for a three-peat.
He recorded a huge interception in a week seven victory over annual powerhouse North Gwinnett to seal the game. His size and ability on the gridiron has prompted ACC schools such as Boston College, Duke, Louisville, and North Carolina to show interest along with independent Notre Dame. Kendrec has said that his dream would be to play in Chapel Hill for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Aside from playing football, Grady enjoys hanging out with his friends and teammates. Kendrec also used to play basketball but has since decided to focus on earning a scholarship to play football in college. He believes that it is his great personality that helps him succeed on and off the field. Still young to football, Kendrec has the mindset, physical tools and personality to succeed in football and life off the field.