CoachSpeak: Scouting Janarion Grant
Pasco (Fla.) three-star prospect Janarion Grant was a symbol for versatility as a high-school senior. The newest Rutgers commit scored points six different ways as a senior. In a dominant victory over Fivay, Grant scored did it all. Winning 54-20, Grant ran and caught touchdowns, threw for 95 yards and a touchdown and returned an interception 51 yards. Committed to Rutgers to play receiver and special teams, Grant can fill multiple roles for Rutgers said high school coach Tom McHugh. "I've been a high school football coach for 21 years and I've never seen an athlete like this kid with the things that he can do with the ball," McHugh said. "There was one game this year he scored every way you can score except kicking. There's not anything that he can't do." Grant came down to Rutgers and Houston with a tentative Kentucky visit in his sights for this weekend. But after his Rutgers official visit, it did not take long for Grant to bring an end to his recruitment. "He told me everything in New York City was just ‘so alive,'" McHugh said. "He was impressed to say the least with all the people. He got along with all of the coaches and everybody on the team and the guys that they were recruiting that weekend. He had nothing but good stuff to say." As a senior, Grant finished with a 12-1 record and had a tremendous impact on both sides of the ball. He recorded 759 yards and 15 touchdowns from scrimmage. He also threw for 164 yards, intercepted four passes. "I think what they'll have him doing is a good fit," McHugh said. "I actually think he could be a better corner, but offense is sexy. He can do just as well [offensively]." McHugh said that he built a strong relationship with the Rutgers coaching staff and feels comfortable sending Grant to play in New Jersey. "I'm really happy with his decision," McHugh said. "I'm proud of him. It's hard for me because it's really none of my business in some ways and it kind of is as his coach. Just talking through it with him, he has always known the most and paid a lot of attention about Rutgers. I think it's going to be a good thing."