Former Raleigh-Egypt record-setter Kalyn Grandberry commits to University of Memphis

By Updated: June 04, 2019 12:09 PM CT | Published: June 03, 2019 8:34 PM CT

<strong>Kalyn Grandberry</strong> (<i>Photo courtesy of Jones County [Miss.] Junior College)</i>

Kalyn Grandberry (Photo courtesy of Jones County [Miss.] Junior College)

Former Mr. Football award winner Kalyn Grandberry committed to Memphis Monday evening, just a few months after being named a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American. 

Grandberry set a Shelby County record with 37 single-season touchdowns in 2017. He led Raleigh-Egypt with 1,735 yards as the Pharaohs finished the season 10-0. At one point, Grandberry set a local record with 12 touchdowns over a two-game stretch. 

The 5-foot-11 running back went to Jones County (Miss.) Junior College after his senior season, rushing for 1,289 yards and 10 touchdowns as a freshman. In addition to earning All-American honors, Grandberry was named the Region 23 Most Valuable Player, Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges South Division Most Valuable Back, All-Region 23 honors and first-team in the All-MACJC South Division.

The Memphis native is the first prospect to join Tiger coach Mike Norvell's Class of 2020. The fourth-year head coach told reporters he expects another smaller class in the spring. 

Patrick Taylor is entering his senior season after rushing for 1,122 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. Memphis pulled in running back Rodrigues Clark in the Class of 2019 as well. 



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Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan was born and raised in Memphis, graduated from the University of Memphis and has covered the Memphis Tigers for three years. When he's not writing, he enjoys golfing and eating barbecue.

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