No. 11-ranked prospect embraces KU message: ‘They said they have to get me’

Quentin Grimes, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound senior shooting guard from College Park High School in The Woodlands, Texas, liked what he heard in Monday night’s in-home recruiting visit with Kansas head coach Bill Self and assistant Jerrance Howard.

The No. 11-ranked player in the recruiting class of 2018, according to, learned he’s mighty high on the Jayhawks’ wish list.

“They were real straight-up and straightforward with me that I’m the best guard in the country. They basically told me that I have to sign with them,” Grimes told Eric Bossi of

“They have (playing) time available and really think that I would be a good complement with Charlie Moore next year. They said they have to get me, they were very clear on that,” Grimes added to Bossi.

Grimes said KU coaches “have been contacting me almost every day and that they think I’m the best guard in the country. (That) has really stood out to me.”

Grimes had in-home visits with coaches from his other three finalists — Kentucky, Texas and Marquette — last weekend. He recently eliminated Baylor, Texas A&M and Arizona.

He told he will make an official visit to Kentucky on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and has not yet set dates for his other three visits.

“I’m not rushing to make…

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