"This game is huge," cornerback Chavez Grant said. "The good thing is that we could play our next two games right here in our own backyard. We're gonna come out pretty fired up for this one."
Grant, who has six interceptions on the season, is still getting actively recruited by a number of programs. He's already taken two visits and plans on taking three more.
"I've already been to Ole Miss and Georgia," he said. "I don't have the dates lined up for the others yet but I'm looking at Miami, South Carolina, and maybe Colorado."
The talented cornerback, 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, says the Canes and Bulldogs are at the top of his list.
"Right now it's between those two for the lead," he said. "I went on a visit up to Georgia a few weeks ago and it was great. I just felt really comfortable being around their players and coaches. The entire community gives a lot of support to their football team and it just seems like an exciting place to be. They really get into it there and I really enjoyed every part of the visit. My family really liked it too."
Despite the strong interest in UGA after his visit, Grant isn't ready to single them out over the hometown Hurricanes.
"UM's right there too," he said. "They're just down the road and I've developed a good relationship with Coach Shannon. He's a real cool coach and I think he's done a great job with their defense. Miami, those guys play with swagger and they know how to put people into the pros. If you're a defensive back with hopes of being there one day, you better look at Miami."
The talented senior, who is already academically qualified, plans on taking all of his visits before making a final decision.
"I'll take all of them and then sit down and figure everything out," he said. "I'm really focused on winning a state championship right now. After the season's over, I'll be able to spend more time on recruiting. I just wanna find the place where I'll be most comfortable. That's the biggest thing. Of course I wanna play early and all that but I think that can happen anywhere if I do what I can do."
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