Having 28 offers could get overwhelming but Anthony Grant says he is still enjoying the process. A handful of those schools have made a strong early impression on the Peach State standout, who plays both ways for Buford.
"Tennessee, NC State, Georgia Tech and North Carolina stand out," said Grant. "I am looking for a school where the coaches are great, the players are tight, and I can join their family for the next four years of my life."
Grant then confirmed those are his top four schools early in the process. He does plan to take additional visits to see Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and "a couple other schools" this summer before narrowing hist list of suitors.
"I like [Tennessee running backs] coach [Robert] Gillespie. He is a very good person and we connect on a lot of personal levels," Grant said. "With NC State, their whole coaching staff is great. They are like a family and I feel that. It feels like home there.
"With Georgia Tech, I have known [defensive coordinator and linebackers] coach [Ted] Roof for a while and they are a very great school. And then UNC, I have just always liked that program and school."
Colorado is one of the latest schools to join the Grant sweepstakes. He admits to knowing little about the Buffaloes at this point.
"But I do know Colorado offered me to play defense," he said. "I haven't really planned out what I am going to play in college yet. Most likely I'll play on offense."
Grant was named first-team all-state as a running back and honorable mention all-state as a linebacker after helping Buford to 13 wins and a 5A Region 8 title in 2016.
"Colleges like my diversity, my ability to do a lot of different things from the backfield, including my ability catching the ball," he said. "The schools that want me to play on defense are looking at me as a nickel back."