Hurricane Victim Interested in Tigers

This two-way football prospect from Mississippi discusses recruiting.

Bay St. Louis, Miss.--St. Stanislaus High School was the only school in the state of Mississippi to lose its entire 2005 season to Hurricane Katrina. Despite the loss of time on the radar DE/TE Grant West is still receiving interest from college scouts.

"I have a stack of letters in my room," said West. "I am getting letters from USM, LSU, Auburn, Memphis, Tennessee, Illinois, Mississippi State and Colorado."

Even though it is pretty early in the process, Grant has some early leaders. "I would have to say Tennessee, Auburn and Mississippi State are my leaders right now," stated the 6-3, 260-pounder.

Why those three?

Tennessee--"When I visited up there the coaches just welcomed me with open arms. Their stadium is enormous. I would love to play in front of 100,000 people," replied West.

Auburn--"I like their tradition. They have a history of winning and are always in the Top 25. They always seem to recruit really well," he stated.

Mississippi State--"I have always wanted to go to State, especially since my teammate J.C. Brignone signed up there. He is like my mentor and he makes me a better player. Going against him every day made me better. He is somebody I can look up to," explained West.

Grant has plans to make several camps this summer including LSU, Tennessee, Memphis, Southern Miss and Auburn. He was able to visit LSU and Tennessee for their respective Junior Days.

Playing in the SEC appears to be a very important factor to Grant as well as academic support.

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