This was posted by one of the ‘Anonymous’ guys, so I don’t know who the
‘guy who runs the 605 game …’ is, but it is the same response
received here when Rich Estrella was contacted, and he’s as close to the
game as anyone.
‘Every year (I go back over 20 years with this game) we have players who didn’t get selected to play in the 605 game, who just show up with gear, hoping to “tryout” to make the team. If you saw players just signing up, that’s “Roll Call.” There are no try outs, never have been any tryouts, never will be any tryouts. Anyone who says they have seen what you saw is just misunderstood. ALL PLAYERS ARE NOMINATED BY THEIR COACHES. Not all make it. If a team is short a position like offensive line and all you have left from your nominees is running backs and DB types, then we reach outside the nominees back to the 605 member schools and get one. That is the only way to get on the squad without a nomination.’
One last Grigsby item from my source:
His name, as well as no other California HS players’, was never given
the selection committee for consideration. More important, even if he
was cleared to play, it wouldn’t be with the West team. Period.