RB Likes UM; Will Visit

This talented running back prospect was recently offered a scholarship by the University of Miami. Read on to find out what type of season he is having, what he thinks of the Hurricanes, and where they rank on his list of current favorites.

At 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson running back Rashaun Grant is really starting to emerge as one of the state's best running back prospects this season. And he's having a senior season to prove it.

In helping his team to a 4-1 start this season, Grant has rushed for 710 yards and 10 touchdowns.

"We're rollin now," Grant said. "We started a little slow but the loss served as a wake up call. We're starting to turn it on now."

Grant, who ran a 4.39 at the NIKE Training Camp in April, said he's also a full academic qualifier - 3.2 core GPA and 980 SAT score.

The talented running back said his on-field success has led to more recruiting attention lately.

"Recruiting's been great," he said. "I'm still wide open right now with my trips, favorites, and all that kind of stuff but it's been going well. Miami offered me a few days ago and that was pretty nice. I'm still looking at schools like Miami, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and a few others."

So does Grant have a favorite among the group?

"No, I'm real wide open still," he said. "I haven't even set up any visits or anything like that yet. I went to the Florida/Miami game and really enjoyed myself. I'm trying to go to the Florida State/Miami game this week."

Grant, who says he has scholarship offers from all of his favorites, talked more about the Hurricanes.

"I like them a lot right now," he said. "They've been recruiting me all year but just offered. But the thing is they always told me they'll be watching my first three or four games before doing so. I'm really looking at them hard because they always seem to produce great running backs and it's a great program. I'll be taking a visit down there."

Grant is a teammate of highly rated wide receiver Andre Caldwell. He talked about Caldwell's recruitment.

"He likes Miami a lot too," Grant said. "It would be nice playing together but we really haven't talked a lot about it. We both will go where we feel most comfortable."

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