Top 10 GA Safety sets 1st visit, names leader

<b>Michael Grant</b> is one of the Top 10 players in the state of Georgia. He is being recruited from coast to coast in two sports. He has narrowed his list to 5 schools. Grant has set his first official visit, and he names a leader.

Michael Grant is one of the Top 10 Players in the state of Georgia because of his speed and tenacity on the field. He and teammate Josh Johnson have been instrumental in leading a turnaround of Stephenson's methods of winning. Last year, the Jaguars relied on an explosive offense led by Kregg Lumpkin, Reggie Ball, Israel Route, and T.J. Gartrell. This year, Stephenson has shut out half of the opponents they've played because of players like Grant and Johnson.

Grant is a 200 Meter national champion in track, and he plays the game with a fierceness that is usually reserved for linebackers, not track stars. He can come in to a program and play safety or corner, and he is being recruited by many of the top schools in the country. At this point though, he looks to be staying in the south.

"I've been to a couple of games this year," said Grant. "I went to Georgia when they played South Carolina and Alabama. I went to Clemson for the Georgia game, and I went to Auburn/USC. I have one official visit set so far. I'm going to Miami on December 12th. My Top 5 list right now is Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Miami, and Florida. I would say that Georgia is my slight leader right now."

On the season, Grant has registered two intercetions, four pass break ups, 25 tackles, one fumble recovery, and one forced fumble. He occasionally plays offense, and he is a weapon with the ball in his hand. He has six carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns. He has also returned a kick off for a touchdown.

One of his track teammates on the New Horizons Track Club is another heralded prospect, Demiko Goodman of Newnan. Have the two talked about going to the same school together to star on both the gridiron and the track?

"We've talked about going to the same school, but that's about it right now; just a lot of talk."

Several schools are hoping that Grant does more than just talk in February; they are hoping for a signature, and right now, Georgia looks to be the lead dog.

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