6-5, 321, 5.0
Mullins High School
Mullins, South Carolina
NR: 95 Rating: ***
Stats: Jamarcus Grant graded out at over 90 percent for Mullins High School during his senior year. He was recruited to Clemson by assistant coach Dabo Swinney, and he chose the Tigers over offers from Florida, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and North Carolina.
Strength: Grant's main strength coming into his freshman year at Clemson would have to be his size. At over 6-feet-5 inches tall and weighing close to 325 pounds, the arrival of Grant continues the trend of acquiring oversized linemen that can run for the Tigers.
Why Clemson? "It was just the place that I wanted to be and it was the place my family wanted me to be," Grant. "When I visited, it felt like home and I knew that I wanted to play there. Plus, Clemson is looking at me as an offensive tackle, and one of the things I like about them right now is their depth chart. They've got some young talent there now, but there should be an opportunity for me to come in and complete for playing time early in my career. I like that."
Tidbit: Grant was selected to play in the North-South All-Star game held in Myrtle Beach. Grant's signing also completed the sweep of top rated offensive linemen from South Carolina inking with Clemson this year. Jamarcus Grant, Thomas Austin, and Barry Humphries were the top three linemen in the state according to Scout.com- and all three signed with Clemson.
Additional Tidbit: Grant, like many prospects who are recruited heavily by several Division I-A schools, had difficulty making up his mind through the early stages of the recruiting process. "At one point I wanted to go to Tennessee. My family didn't really want that. My granddaddy has always been a Clemson fan. He was proud of me when I said Clemson was on top. He told me that he retired just so he can see me play," said Grant.
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