Two-Sport Star Likes UM

This 6-foot-6 tight end/defensive end prospect is being heavily recruited by many schools. He talked about what he likes about the University of Miami and names the schools he wants to visit this fall.

At 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds, they don't come a whole lot bigger than Baton Rouge (La) Woodlawn standout Kentrell Gransberry – on the basketball court or on the football field.

Gransberry grew up a basketball player, but recently discovered a strong interest on the gridiron.

"I've always played basketball," he said. "I just started playing football about three years ago and I've really gotten to like it quite a bit."

The talented athlete has played wide receiver, tight end, and defensive end so far at the prep level. "Most schools are trying to get me to play tight end, while some say I might have a chance to even play wide receiver if I get my speed down."

Gransberry, who carries a 2.4 GPA and is awaiting his test score results, fielded lots of recruiting calls in May.

"I talked to coaches from Notre Dame, Texas Tech, Tulane, LSU, Miami, and some other ones," he said.

Gransberry has not yet received any scholarship offers and that's why he's waiting to name many favorites.

"I like LSU and Miami, and pretty much everyone else recruiting me," he said. "Most of the coaches said they're going to wait and see my test scores before they offer me."

Gransberry talked about the Hurricanes.

"They're trying to get me to play defensive end," he said. "They talked about getting my grades up. Miami's a real nice school. They're a great team and I'd like to take a trip down there to see what the people are like and meet the coaches and stuff like that."

After missing the LSU camp due to a sprained knee suffered in a basketball game, Gransberry said he's unsure of his summer camp plans.

"I'll be going to some basketball camps for sure," he said. "And I might go to a summer camp in Lakeland, Florida with a couple of my teammates."

Towards the end of the season, Gransberry said he'd like to take some visits before making his decision.

"I'm going to try to make some visits and decide what's best for me," he said. "I'm interested in checking out Notre Dame, Texas Tech, Miami, and Florida State. I've already been to LSU on an unofficial visit."

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