2014 Intro: ATH Grant Haley

While his team is still trying to find itself, Lovett (Ga.) 2014 athlete Grant Haley is picking up recruiting steam by the week. With one offer already in hand, who else may join the mix for him?

Grant Haley does it all for Lovett (Ga.). He starts at running back, cornerback and returner. Despite playing nearly every snap for the Lions, he has impact-player potential late in games. The class of 2014 athlete didn't get a chance to show it off enough in Friday's 24-0 loss to St. Pius X (Ga.), but he showed the physical tools and versatility that make him a rising prospect in the Peach State.

"We didn't come out well, we had a bad week of practice," Haley admitted. "We didn't come out as hard as we need to."

Even with a rough stretch for Lovett – losers of two straight – Haley remains optimistic going forward because of his gauge and qualities as one of the teams leaders.

"I think most of the team looks up to me, even some of the seniors," said the 5-foot-10, 175-pound junior. "I have a lot of leadership, talent and ability. I like to lead the team; it's just one of my qualities as a person. "

The attributes translate to good play on the field – which of course translates to recruiting. He already has one big-time offer in the bag.

"I'm getting letters every day," said Haley. "Auburn, LSU, got a couple from Georgia and from Florida. I have an offer from Florida…

"Alabama contacted me today via Facebook and said I was invited to the game this weekend (against Ole Miss)."

While Haley is shifty and impactful with the ball in his hands as a tailback or returner; most college coaches are projecting him on the other side of the ball at this point.

"The main position I'm going to play in college if I play is cornerback and maybe help out on punt return and kick return – just like an athlete," he said.

As is the case with young players, the first offer has made an impression on Haley enough to consider the Gators on top at the moment.

"Florida is definitely the leader right now. Ever since I was a kid, I was watching Florida," he said. "I just want to be able to make my own decision, but hopefully more offers can come in."

Haley will continue to pursue new looks with good game tape and by attending college games. He said he will visit Florida on October 20 and may see Alabama or Georgia this upcoming weekend. As for last weekend, he took in the LSU – Auburn slugfest.

Said the 2014 prospect, "It was pretty exciting and a very good game. I went into the locker room after the game, but didn't have the chance to meet with the coaches or players."

With his apparent rise in the eyes of SEC coaches, FOX Sports NEXT will continue to track Haley as he continues in the recruiting process.

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