Five Star LB "Mr. Cool" Commits To Gators

The ball keeps rolling for the Florida Gators as City College of San Francisco linebacker Larry Grant made it public Wednesday morning that he was going to be a Gator. The 6-3, 225 pound strong side linebacker has a little message for Gator fans and opponents alike for his arrival soon in Gainesville.

(Larry Grant Profile)

Grant graduated high school in Georgia and originally signed with Murray State in Kentucky out of high school. He played running back in high school, but moved to linebacker upon his arrival at CCSF. The Junior College All-American will be enroll in Gainesville in January to participate in spring classes and practice. The 5-star linebacker wants everyone to be prepared for what he brings to the table.

"I am going to try and bring a lot of intensity to The Swamp," he said. "If the fans aren't ready for me, they better get ready."

He made the call to Head Coach Urban Meyer a day after arriving back to his school in California. In the meantime, he was telling others he was favoring Tennessee, a ploy to throw them off the scent. He actually knew where he wanted to go when he left Gainesville after his visit.

"I called Coach Meyer on Monday and committed," said Grant. "On my visit there was something special about Florida that made me more comfortable than other visits. Coach Meyer told me congratulations and welcome to the Gator family."

He also became real good friends with a couple of linebackers on the Gator roster. Grant took a real liking to sophomore all-SEC linebacker Brandon Siler.

"Brandon Siler was a real cool dude," he said. "The rest of the team was real cool, I even made a few friends on my visit like Darryon Robinson."

He's ready to get to Gainesville and get to work. He also likes his position coach and defensive coordinator. "Coach Strong is real cool, he's really my partner," he said.

Larry Grant is a key cog in the Florida Gator recruiting class. A January enrollee, he allows the Gators to sign one more player in February that they couldn't sign otherwise and he adds to a position that is very low in depth. He could come right in and start at one of the bigger linebacker positions. Welcome to Gator Country, Larry Grant!


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