Doran Grant, Scout.com's no. 2 rated corner back, made the short trip from Akron, Ohio to Ann Arbor to take in the Wolverines annual battle against their in-state rivals, the Michigan State Spartans.
"It was cool," Grant told
couldn't wait to get back up there because I hadn't been up there since the
summer. I wanted to watch them play and
talk to the coaches and stuff. I talked
to Coach Gibson and Coach Tall. On the
first drive I thought they were about to do some damage, but after the
interception it just seemed Michigan
State just took control
of the game."
Grant has been adamant about one thing through his entire
recruitment, and that is to have the opportunity to play as a true
freshman. With Michigan's young, but suspect pass defense
and their willingness to play talent, Grant see's the ample
"I've seen it. I
don't know who no. 18 (James Rogers) was that got hurt, but Cullen Christian
came in. And then I guess they tried in
and put another freshman in. They aren't
afraid to play freshman and I talked to Coach Gibson and he said if I come
there, I have a good opportunity to show them what I can do and get on the
Even though the Wolverines fell to the Spartans, Grant came
away with positive vibes from the Maize and Blue, and thinks the loss is just a
bump along what should be a successful road.
"Yes, they're still a good football team. Michigan
State is also a good
football team. Just after that game,
they just have to re-group and continue their winning ways throughout the
Already into October, most prospects have at least taken one
or two official visits, but Grant has done everything on his own dime so
"It's all been unofficial so far. I haven't figured out anything else out. I
State and Ohio State
for sure, but I haven't figured out any of the other schools."
is still a prime contender for one of the three remaining visits.
"Absolutely, they still have a chance, yes."
After the game, before leaving to fight the swarm of
traffic, Grant got to spend some time with the assistant coaches spear-heading
the efforts in his recruitment.
"I got to talk with Coach Tall and then Coach Gibson and
then Coach Robinson came over for a quick second and I got to talk to him. I
didn't really get to see any of the players
after the game, because we just kind of left really."
Gearing up for the last few months of this recruiting season,
still in great shape on Grant's narrowing list.
"I have a top eight and Michigan is absolutely still in it."
Grant Checks In On The Wolverines
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