DB Has UM as Co-Favorite

A year ago Ed White H.S. in Jacksonville attracted some of the nation's top college football programs, thanks to defensive back Dee Webb. One of the state's premier prospects last year, Webb ended up picking Florida over Miami. Now those two schools and many others are back recruiting Dawayne Grace.

At 6-feet and 175 pounds, Grace is having an excellent senior season.

"I've been playing both ways but ever since I sprained my ankle I've been playing mostly offense," Grace said. "I really like playing quarterback but I know that I'll be a cornerback when I go to college."

Grace, who was one of the best track performers in the area as a junior (100, 200, 4x1), has emerged as one of the state's top cornerback prospects.

"I have my five schools pretty much figured out," he said. "I'm gonna visit Florida, Miami, Tennessee, Maryland, and Florida State. I don't have any dates set yet, though."

Grace, who also plays varsity basketball, has scholarship offers from four of those five.

"Everyone but Miami has sent me a FedEx package with a scholarship offer," he said. "Miami, they came to my school and told my coach (about the offer). Right now, Florida and Miami are two that stand out."

The talented cornerback talked about the two programs and what he likes about each.

"Florida, it's close to home and I know some people there," he said. "Dee's there. I just talked to him the other day. He's enjoying it. I think I could fit in well there. Miami's Miami. I enjoy talking to Coach Hargreaves. He just tells me that he wants me and that they need some corners this year. I grew up liking Miami so I'm real interested."

Grace plans on taking visits to all five programs before making a decision.

"I don't know what will happen," he said. "I like those two the most but things can change. I need to take my visits."

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