First Look: UTSA Quarterback Cordale Grundy

Signing day has come and gone, UTSA signed two quarterbacks in their search for Dalton Sturm's replacement. The Roadrunners brought in Cordale Grundy a JC transfer NE Oklahoma A&M or NEOA&M if you're like into brevity man. We thought we'd take a look at him on tape to see what we can see. 

Our usual Hudl disclaimer: all these highlight videos are limited, you won't see incompletions, interceptions, stumbles, fumbles, farts, or falls. Every player on Hudl scores on every play or at least dominates fools. What we're looking at it is the system the player played in, basic mechanics, size compared to other players, and some other more objective measures. 

Some objective data on Grundy, he's 6-1, 190, but looks a bit taller than that. He started parts of two seasons at NEOA&M, as a redshirt freshman Grundy completed 74 of 132 passes for 869 yards and six touchdowns with only three interceptions. Grundy ranked second on the team in rushing with 366 yards on 56 carries and four TDs. He also caught two passes for 13 yards. As a sophomore, Grundy won a hotly contested quarterback competition but injured his leg in the third game of the season. He played sparingly in the last few games. 

Grundy played high school ball at Booker T. Washington in Tulsa. He threw for over 4,000 yards as a three-year starter for Washington. Schools like Kansas State, SMU, and Oregon State recruited him as a prep player. The film of him at Washington shows a bean like 180-pound Grundy who is wiry and quick. He's put on a little weight since then, but he's still wiry. 

So here's what we see on film from his RS Freshman year:

  • Long strider, athletic quarterback. Gets up to top speed quickly. 
  • Naturally gifted runner seems instinctual with the ball in his hands. 
  • Can carry it like a loaf of bread at times. 
  • The ball comes out quick. Grundy whips the ball. 
  • Shows good velocity on intermediate boundary throws. 
  • NEOA&M put him in the shotgun 99% of the time. They ran a fair amount of zone read, Grundy is comfortable doing it, plants his foot and gets north/south. Not much wasted motion. 
  • Throws almost entirely with his upper body. Good for quick releases but we'd bet his accuracy isn't great at times. 
  • Has good arm strength when he sets his feet, if he gets off his spot, he loses his feet and tends to try to muscle the ball with his upper body. 

UTSA's quarterback position is wide open. The Roadrunners have three or four players set to compete for the starting job this spring and into fall camp. Grundy's JC experience might give him an edge. 

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Posted on February 8, 2018 and filed under UTSA, Southwest Round-Up.