Former Toledo commit Jatairis Grant talked with the new Iowa State staff Monday and wondered if he had an offer.
New Iowa State coach Matt Campbell had an answer.
“Oh, yeah you’ve got an offer,” Campbell said, “you don’t have to worry about it.”
Initially a Toledo commit, Grant decommitted earlier this week after Campbell departed for Iowa State during the weekend. The 6-foot, 185-pound cornerback from Akron (OH) now has an Iowa State offer and will quickly get acclimated with an official visit to Ames this weekend from Dec. 4-6.
“Me and Coach Campbell, we have a really good relationship,” Grant said. “He’s one of the reasons why I committed to Toledo. With him going to Iowa State I guess he wanted to bring me along and he gave me the offer.”
Grant, who holds offers from Cincinnati and Toledo among others, also has a close relationship with new Iowa State defensive backs coach D.K. McDonald from his commitment to Toledo. Both McDonald and Campbell have been impressed with the athletic corner since they offered.
Campbell felt Grant could play corner, nickel or safety when Toledo offered.
“When they first came to the school earlier this year when they had offered me the Toledo scholarship, honestly I don’t think they came in here with the mindset of, ‘OK, we’re going to offer this kid,’” Grant said. “They just came up here to check on me and my coach showed them the highlight tape and I guess they couldn’t leave without offering me. My highlight tape was a little bit of everything. I can do everything as far as playing any position. I guess that shows how smart I am and how good I am, I guess.”
It’s possible Grant could be nearing a decision after his Iowa State visit.
“It was pretty exciting that I got the offer from Coach Campbell at a new school,” Grant said. “Maybe I could be going there, I’m not sure yet. After this visit I’ll probably determine what’s going on if I don’t get any other offers.”