July and the hectic pace of the "live" period is over and combo guard Jerian Grant has made his list. The 6'4 Grant has listed Notre Dame, DePaul, Virginia, Providence, Charlotte and Oklahoma State as the schools in contention.
"I plan on visiting Notre Dame on September 5th," Grant said, "I am also planning on visiting UVA in the middle of September and DePaul at the end of September."
Jerian is also working on a visit to Providence and plans on taking all five official visits before making his decision. His decision will likely come during the November signing period.
Among the schools on the list, Jerian is hearing the most from Notre Dame, Virginia and DePaul.
"I'm hearing from head coaches of all those schools and I'm hearing from them the most," explained Grant.
Notre Dame will get the first visit September 5th.
"I would like to play in the Big East and play on national television," said Grant. "I like their style of play, they let their guards get up and down and I could get some playing time right away. I also like their coaching staff."
Virginia is also appealing to Jerian for a number of reasons.
"They have a new coach (Tony Bennett) who came out to see me play and I know that he likes my game," said Grant. "It would also be nice to be close to home and have my family see me and to play in the ACC would be good."
DePaul will also get a visit later in September.
"They're one of the smaller programs of the Big East and I would like to help the program get back to the top," explained Grant. "They had their whole staff come out and see me play a couple games."
Grant's name is likely familiar to basketball fans in Chicago, as his uncle Horace Grant played on several World Champion Chicago Bulls teams. Jerian's father, Harvey Grant, played in the NBA with Washington, Portland, and Philadelphia. His older brother, Jerai, is a junior forward at Clemson.
Jerian will base his collegiate decision on a number of different factors.
"I want to be able to come in and play right away against the best," said Grant. "I would like to also be on national television, be able to play in front of my family, and have a good relationship with the coaches."
Grant is attractive to schools because of his size and ability to play both guard positions.
"I'm a combo guard," said Grant. "I can play point and I like to set up teammates and make good decisions, but I'm also big and can get to the basket."
Jerian would prefer to play shooting guard in college but doesn't mind playing point.
"My decision making is the best skill I have," said Grant. "I like making the right play at the right time."
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