Grant garners major attention

Team Takeover is undefeated in the Nike EYBL and the play of Jerami Grant is a huge reason why. Now Grant is hearing from nearly every major power in the east.

Always one of the more naturally talented players in the 2012 class, things have really clicked for Jerami Grant on the AAU circuit so far. The Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic standout has been a major force for Team Takeover and helped them to a perfect record in the Nike EYBL.

Grant has made major gains in each of the last two updates in the Scout.com rankings, and now finds himself as the No. 28 player in the country. The reason for that rise has to do with a newfound aggressive attitude, and Grant is happy to see his work is getting noticed

"Finally all of the hard work I have been putting in is paying off, and I am happy to be playing better and getting recognized for it," said Grant.

Grant however has two older brothers, Jerai and Jerian, who both earned high-major scholarships, and they are making sure that Jerami stays hungry and continues to work hard.

"They have definitely been telling me to keep working hard and to not let any hype get to my head," said Grant of his older brother's advice.

When it comes to recruiting, a lot of schools are after Grant. He has been hearing from some of the top programs on the East Coast, and is becoming one of the most heavily recruited forwards in the country.

"Virginia Tech, Clemson, NC State, Syracuse, Virginia, and Maryland are some of the main schools," said Grant.

With one older brother choosing Clemson and another going off to Notre Dame, Grant is being told to find the best spot for him.

"They told me to look for whatever school is best fit for me," said Grant of the advice he is receiving from his older brothers. "Also they tell me to look for a place where I can get early playing and a school that needs me and doesn't just want me."

With a lot of attention already in, and more potentially coming his way, Grant says that he is in no hurry to make his college decision.

"I am definitely open right now," Grant explained. "I plan on narrowing it down after the summer and then making a decision during the school year."

He continued, "I will sit down with my dad in probably the next couple of months and work to narrow down my list and figure out my visits."

With no quick end to his recruitment planned, look for Grant to be a major target of coaches as they are allowed back out on the road in July.


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