First Big Ten offer for Detroit sophomore Marvin Grant

Detroit King sophomore defensive back Marvin Grant talks about his offer from Iowa and the other programs recruiting him.

The Iowa Hawkeyes have recruited the state of Michigan well in recent years.

The most notable examples are Carl Davis, who was drafted, and Desmond King, who is preparing to be drafted. The Hawkeyes have also landed Cedrick Lattimore, Chauncey Golston, Alaric Jackson, Cedric Boswell, Michael Ojemudia and more from Detroit and its suburbs.

That history is something Marvin Grant is well aware of. Grant, a sophomore defensive back at Detroit King, was offered by Iowa on Wednesday. They are his second offer, joining Toledo, but the feeling around the Motor City is that he will eventually have a long list of offers.

"It means a lot to me especially knowing that I'm from Michigan and the state of Michigan has great football talent," he said. "Plus Michigan is not that far from Iowa. I also personally think that Big Ten has some of the best talent and competition in the NCAA."

Grant's size (6-2, 190 pounds) along with athleticism and ball skills make him a valued commodity. He was an important part of King's state championship repeat in the fall playing running back and free safety for the Crusaders.

He says he will look to get to Iowa's campus in the near future.

"I never been to Iowa but I'm looking forward to taking a visit very soon. I know that Iowa has been to a bowl game recently and I know that they have one of the best defensive backs in college football coming out of Michigan."

Several in-state programs are also coming after him and he's set to be in Ann Arbor soon.

"I've been talking to Western Michigan, Michigan and Michigan State. As far as visits I will be visiting Michigan next Tuesday."

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