September 28, 2020

Get to Know — Parker Grinstead

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Signing Day Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State men’s soccer team added 10 new members to the 2020-21 squad. Get to know Parker Grinstead, a freshman midfielder from West Chester, Ohio.

How many pairs of shoes do you have? Favorite ones?

-I enjoy looking at all different kinds of shoes. I do not have to many pairs because I do not have the money for them, but I hope to someday have a large shoe collection.

What is your favorite restaurant? Favorite menu item?

-My favorite place to eat would have to be Chick-fila-a. My favorite item on the menu is the chicken sandwich, but then you put mac-n-cheese on top of it, along with fries and buffalo sauce.

Are you a coffee person? If so, how do you take it?

-Not a huge fan of coffee, but I enjoy a caramel iced latte every once and a while

Favorite pizza topping(s)?

-My favorite pizza topping are pepperoni, sausage, and bacon. (Pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza)

Favorite show to binge watch?

-My top 3 shows that I have binge watched has got to be Breaking Bad, Stranger Things, and Prison Break

What is your favorite dipping sauce?

-It all depends on what I am dipping into the sauce, but overall I would say Ketchup is my most used

Would you rather drive or be the passenger?

-I personally really enjoy driving so I would rather be the driver. I also have really bad trust issues in other people’s driving abilities

What is your favorite holiday? Why?

-My favorite holiday is Christmas because of the snowy, cold weather outside and being able to see all my family the day before on Christmas Eve.

What was your first job?

-My first job was working in a warehouse unboxing and enrolling computers for local schools. I believe this was the summer going into my sophomore year.

What was the first car you drove when you got your license?

-My first car was a 2004 Acura MDX passed down through the family. I took my time completing the online driving class so I did not get my license until Thanksgiving time of my sophomore year when I was 16 and a half. Unfortunately during my in-car hours I got into my first ever car accident that delayed the process, but luckily the accident was not my fault.

How did you get into your sport?

-I have played soccer ever since I was about 4 years old so over time, I decided it was the sport I liked most.

Who has helped you the most in your sport? How?

I would say that my parents helped me the most in my sport. Without them spending the time and money for me I wouldn’t be where I am today. Also all the support they have shown me in the hardest times.

Other than your sport, what sport do you like the most?

-Other than soccer I love playing basketball. I played basketball all the way until I got into high school and I would humbly say I had some skill, but my height would most likely not talk me very far in a basketball career.

What’s your favorite moment in your sport?

-My favorite sports moment is playing in the High School state championship my junior year. Being able to play for my school in a state championship was special. Although we did not finish as winners it was a fun experience.

What is your favorite city/place your sport has taken you? Why?

-I would say that my favorite city I have been for soccer has got to be Las Vegas. Luckily I was able to go there many times, and it was a very fun experience with many unique memories made.

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