August 20, 2006

Ryan Grimshaw Update

Ryan Grimshaw, another in the line of great young talent coming out of Rochester, will be joining the National Team Development program in Ann Arbor this fall. Grimshaw, who finished his sophmore year playing for Salisbury Prep, has had a busy summer. He played in the National U16 Camp and the Empire Games (both in Rochester), earning an invite to the NTDP and helping the Western team win Gold.

Grimshaw (6' 0", 180) is reportedly a strong and technically sound defensiveman who is also a very good student. While at Salisbury he was an honor student and, according to a recent article in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, is looking for an Ivy education with the hope of one day attending Law School. Grimshaw sounds like a classic Cornell recruit. However, in an article in the Greece Post this summer, Grimshaw mentioned three Ivies he was considering: Brown, Harvard, and Yale. Here's hoping the staff is all over this young man.


Anonymous said...

Classic Cornell recruit? How can that be when he's not from Canada? Kids playing for the USNDT that came from a New England prep school has rarely been a place where Cornell has been able to beat out BC, Harvard, BU, etc for recruits.

BRP said...

Good point. I think Grimshaw is a classic recruit in the sense that he's a technically sound dman who plays a very physical game. He's a very good student who aspires to use his mind in the future as well as his body -- ie, he wants to be more than just a hockey player.

I think being from Rochester opens the door for Cornell with Grimshaw. Over the summer he mentioned ECAC schools as his current targets, although he didn't mention Cornell. The competition for him is goiing to be tough. Harvard certainly seems to have an advantage with Salisbury kids -- though he's no longer at Salisbury. Now he's in Ann Arbor so it wouldn't be a surprise if Michigan makes a push -- but he sure sounds like he wants an Ivy education. Of course, BC always seems to be a player with Rochester kids. But, again, he really sounded like he wants an Ivy education.

Anonymous said...

a total hard worker. Puts his mind to anything he wants and goes after it untill he gets it. Strong focus/worhtethic. Good luck at Harvard!

BRP said...

BRP's a big fan of Grimshaw. Wish him nothing but the best at Harvard, and after.