DITR: OL Grayson Gorum, Minden High School (Minden, Louisiana)

Grayson Gorum is a 6’1, 285 lb offensive lineman from the class of 2026. Grayson has exceptional strength for his age, squatting 520 lbs and bench pressing 265 lbs. He became a member of the 1000 pound club as a 10th grader, a feat of its own. He recently attended Gridiron’s first Elite camp of the year, and he made a name for himself. Grayson had lots of noticeable qualities that you want in a lineman. His footwork, and ability to keep his man on the block, shined through during trench work drills. Grayson was able to showcase his brute strength during tire tug of war drills, dragging his opponent into the endzone swiftly. Grayson was dominant on the line this season, recording 12 pancake blocks as a right tackle. A young man who has been playing football since he was in 5th grade, Grayson will no doubt be playing college ball in a few years.

What made you fall in love with the game of football?

Back in 5th grade, my friend told me about an event the rec center in Minden was putting on. There is the first time I ever played football, and I have loved everything about it since. Protecting the quarterback, getting pancakes, all of it.

I know you are mainly an offensive lineman, have you ever thought about playing defense?

It all depends on the situation, but I currently love where I am on the offensive line.

Who is your favorite college or NFL offensive lineman?

Honestly, Will Campbell right now. He’s a big boy from Louisiana who can really play on the line.

What did you learn from the Gridiron Football Elite camp that you are going to use next season?

My hand placement. It’s something I have really been working on for a while and the camp made me a lot better at it. They taught me the techniques I needed.

What is the most challenging part about playing on the offensive line?

I would say the pad level. Sometimes it can be a struggle to just stay low, but if you can do it your basically perfect.

How have your coaches impacted your life on and off the field?

On the field they make me a better player. Off the field they taught me how to stay focused, especially in the classroom.

What is your dream college to play for?

LSU for sure. I’ve always loved LSU. If I could go there, I would love to do that.

Do you have any hobbies outside of football?

I’m in my youth group at Minden Methodist Church. I like to work out a lot and play video games every now and again.

What is your biggest strength on the field?

I’d say my punch and ability to explode from my hips. That ultimate first power coming off the line.

How did you enjoy the tire tug of war from camp?

Oh that was fun, I enjoyed that a lot actually.

Any way too early Super Bowl predictions for next season?

Honestly, I think the Ravens are going to do it. They had a lot of potential this year. I think either them or the Lions.