Grant Has Four Left, Schedules Visits

Jerian Grant played well for Team Takeover throughout the spring and summer and college coaches took notice. He's now down to four schools.

Jerian Grant showed an upgraded game this spring and summer and that led to high major scholarship offers.

Now the Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha standout has whittled his list of schools to four – Notre Dame, Virginia, DePaul and Providence -- and he's getting ready to take official visits to each.

"I'll take my first visit to Notre Dame on the 5th," Grant said. "Then after that I'll go to UVA and I think DePaul next and then Providence is last."

After Notre Dame gets the first crack on September 5th, Virginia will have him on campus during the weekend of the 12th and DePaul will follow the very next weekend with their official visit. Grant has yet to set a date with Providence.

Grant, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound wing, said Notre Dame made his final list for a number of reasons, but his relationship with Mike Brey stood out the most.

"I saw them play on TV a lot last year," he said. "I just like their style of play and the way they get up and down. I talked to the coaches a lot. I really like coach Brey. He seems really cool and him being from this area really helps."

Virginia got involved with Grant's recruitment recently, but Grant had already developed a relationship with one of Tony Bennett's assistant coaches.

"Coach Bennett, I didn't really know much about him until after Peach Jam when he called and offered me," he said. "I built a relationship with him. I knew the assistant coach [Jason] Williford because he was at DeMatha a whole lot because he was American, so I knew him already."

DePaul has been in the mix for quite some time and the Blue Demons have made it clear that he's one of their top targets at the wing spot.

"I know the coaches really want me," Grant said. "I've talked to them a bunch. The guys and the coaches are real cool. Plus DePaul is in the Big East and you can't go wrong being in the Big East."

While he hasn't set up a visit date with Providence they are firmly in the mix for Grant. He spent a lot of time watching them play last year and has developed a strong relationship with one of their assistant coaches.

"I've seen them play a lot on TV and I like their style of play and the way they get up and down the floor," he said. "I've talked to coach [Pat] Skerry a lot and he's real cool and I really like him."

Grant is hoping to come up with a decision shortly after his official visits, so he can sign during the early period.

"I think I'm going to do it during the early signing period in November before the season starts just to get everything figured out and know where I'm going and just move forward."

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