2012 Jerrett Scores Early Offers

Grant Jerrett may just be a sophomore, but that hasn't stopped high major programs from offering him scholarships. The west coast schools are on him hard, while a few east coast schools are jumping in the mix.

Word has sprinkled out from the west coast that Grant Jerrett can play.

Just a sophomore, the 6-foot-8, 200-pound post prospect, is making his name and building his reputation at La Verne (Calif.) Lutheran.

"He's steadily improving," Lutheran coach Eric Cooper said. "I can't complain."

Cooper certainly can't. The 2012 prospect is averaging 19.1 points and 11.2 rebounds, while leading Lutheran to a 12-7 record, in just season playing varsity basketball.

"I think he's just beginning to find out what he can actually do and what he can't do," Cooper said. "This is like his first year playing high school basketball. Every game is like a new experience and every practice is like a new experience for him."

Cooper said he expects him to get double digit rebounds every night, but he also raved about his skill set and offensive moves.

"He has a lot of different weapons that he can use," Cooper told Scout.com. "From up and unders, reverse pivots, left hand jump hooks, right hand jump hooks and fadeaways everything you can think of he can do it."

Already Jerrett has reeled in scholarship offers from UCLA, USC, UNLV, Washington, California, San Diego State and Arizona.

"There's been a lot of phone calls," Cooper said. "I'm starting to get phone calls from ACC schools – Virginia Tech and North Carolina. We've been getting offers from all the PAC-10 schools and schools on the west coast. The east coast schools are starting to show interest as well."

As far as visits go, Jerrett has made a handful of unofficial trips, but mainly to the local schools. His visits include trips to UNLV, UCLA, USC and San Diego State.

While the process is starting early for Jerrett, don't expect an early decision from him. Cooper said he's urging him to take his time and get a good feel for the school showing interest.

"I'm trying to get him to take it slow and not worry about it."

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