Super RB High on UM

This super talented back provides an update on the recruiting process, his visit schedule, and what he likes most about Miami in this interview.

At 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson standout running back Rashaun Grant has been Jefferson's biggest fan lately.

That's because he's no longer tearing up opposing defenses due to an ankle injury he suffered a few weeks ago. He provided an update on the status of the injury.

"I dislocated it," Grant said. "Plus, I had a broken tibia. I have a hard cast on it until December 3 and then I'll be in a walking cast for about six weeks. That's when I can start building it back up for track season."

In the meantime, he's been cheering hard for his teammates.

"We worked real hard together and now we're in the second round," he said. "I'm going to be the biggest fan now."

Grant rushed for 1,003 yards and 18 touchdowns in just over six games this season. A full academic qualifier, Grant said he's hoping to cheer his team onto a state football title, then hopefully participate in a state track title.

"I do the 100, 200, and 4 x 1," he said. "Me and Andre had the two fastest times in the county last year. We're going to win it in the 4 x 1 this year."

Grant said recruiting has also picked up some lately.

"It's going real good," he said. "I know three of my visits and maybe a fourth one. I got Georgia Tech for December 13 and I'm in the process of finalizing them with Miami and Florida for January. I might look into checking out North Carolina too."

Grant, who has scholarship offers from all four of his favorites, said he likes the situation with Miami.

"They No. 1," he said. "That always catches your eye. If you have a chance to play for the best, that's always a good opportunity. I like the conversations I have with Coach Werner, he's a real nice guy."

Like other running back prospects, Grant said he's watching the situation with Willis McGahee.

"I don't know what the situation's going to be like yet because I don't know if Willis McGahee is going to leave or not," he said. "I know Frank Gore is an excellent back but he's coming off an ACL injury so we'll see on that."

The standout running back said playing as a true freshman will not matter to him.

"All the schools I'm looking at have really good young backs," he said. "I'll return kicks and punts my first year if I have to."

Grant was asked about a possible favorite.

"I couldn't even say at this point because I haven't taken my visits," he said. "I'll know a lot more after those."

Grant said he's trying to take his visit to UM with teammate Andre Caldwell.

"He likes Miami too," he said. "Most likely, we'll visit there together."

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