Patrick Grant Favors Two

Patrick Grant, the #22 strong-side linebacker nationally, is focused on a pair of schools. He said Monday he expects his recruitment to go right down to the wire and that he faces a difficult choice. Which two schools lead for Grant? has the scoop.

Patrick Grant, the #22 strong-side linebacker in the nation, has narrowed his options to a pair of schools and told Monday that he'll sign with either Louisville or Iowa on National Signing Day.

Grant visited Louisville in mid-December and checked out Iowa last weekend. He said he enjoyed both visits and now faces a difficult decision choosing between the Cardinals and Hawkeyes.

"The trip to Iowa was good and I really liked it," Grant, a three-star prospect, said. "It was a little colder in Iowa than Louisville, but they're both good schools and I like them both."

Louisville is also recruiting several of Grant's teammates, including four-star linebacker Josh Bynes and four-star offensive tackle Kevin Bryant. Grant said Bynes' and Bryant's decisions ultimately won't influence his own. Bryant is scheduled to visit Louisville this weekend.

"We talked about going to the same school, but I have to make sure that I fit in with the team I choose and have a good comfort level and that the defense is a good fit for me," said Grant.

Grant, who will make an official visit to South Florida this weekend, said he wouldn't be able to make a decision between Louisville and Iowa if he had to at present. Grant claimed no leader and it appears his recruitment will go right down to the wire.

"I will announce my decision the day before signing day," said Grant. "Everybody at Louisville is focused on one thing: winning a national championship. That's important to me, because everybody want to play for a championship.

"Iowa is also a good school. They had a down year, but they should have a big turnaround next year. Louisville is recruiting me to play linebacker and Iowa to play defensive end. I'll play either position, it doesn't matter to me."

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