Michigan Moves Up With Grant

The St. Vincent St. Mary's star from Akron (OH) took in a trip this past weekend to the Great Lake State, including a stop in Ann Arbor. How did the Wolverines fare with their time with him? Where do they stand now?

Doran Grant, Scout.com's no. 2 cornerback, had been to Michigan for a few games, as well as stopping by their summer camps with the Raw Talent Bus Tour. It never afforded him a chance, however, to get a look more behind the scenes at the Maize and Blue.

That changed this past Friday when Grant and company rolled into Ann Arbor to get a much closer look at the Wolverines.

"I got up there and met up with Coach Singletary at Schembechler Hall," Grant recalled for GoBlueWolverine. "We basically toured the place again. I've been there before so I knew where a lot of stuff was, but it was the first time I've ever gone to the locker room. It was probably the first locker room I've ever seen. It was an incredible. It looked like a dance club when you go in there. I visited the weight room and I saw the new indoor facility. It was my first time seeing it. Then we watched the spring practice."

While the Wolverines have been on a down stretch their past two years, Grant really noticed a difference in the Maize and Blue headed into Rich Rodriguez's third year.

"I treated it like they were finally making the change and they're coming up. The school really cares about their football team, and everyone takes it very seriously."

And as far as the actual practice in and of itself, it was more of a laid back day in shorts that Grant took in.

"It wasn't too much because they weren't in pads (it was the Friday practice), so I watched drills mainly and some special teams stuff. They did have like a scrimmage indoors and that was nice."

Since returning to Akron, Grant now has a top five that he's willing to announce, and Michigan moved into a solid spot after a good visit.

"Actually, since I got back, I have a top five now. I have Ohio State at one, Michigan State at two, Michigan at three, USC at four and five is Illinois."

Grant was also able to bring his father along on the unofficial visit, and his father came away just as impressed.

"He enjoyed it a lot. He liked all the switching they did with their guys. He thought Coach Rod was really good and really cool. We hung out with him for a second. He didn't have anything bad to say about it, and he actually likes the Big House a lot."

With such a strong visit, the Wolverines have done everything so far to get themselves into a nice position for Grant, and may have another chance in a few days, but will definitely have a chance over the course of the summer and fall.

"Oh yeah, of course (Michigan is a player for his services). I'll be back anyway possibly for the spring game if I can make it, I'll be there. And of course with Raw Talent, we'll be up there for the 7-7 tournament. And if they keep staying in my top five by the end of the fall, they're surely getting one of my official visits."

The Wolverines will also have plenty of time to make up even more ground, as Grant will take all of his official visits and stretch his recruitment out.

"That's my plan, I'm going to take all five of them."

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