Taylor Grant Receives Recruiting Attention

Taylor Grant, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound junior TE/QB from Eden Prairie, was recently named to the St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State team. Grant, who comes from one of Minnesota's top football family, also plays on the Eagles' basketball team. GodlenSports.Net talked to Grant after their Thursday game versus Rosemount to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Taylor Grant helped lead the Eagles to a 11-1 mark this season, losing to Blaine in the state semifinals, snapping their 39-game winning streak. Grant split time between quarterback and tight end. However, after Grant was diagnosed with a mild dislocation of his left elbow in the Eagles' 42-14 victory over Lakeville North, he stayed at the tight end spot, which is his likely college position.

He caught 19 passes for 198 yards with three touchdowns and has completed 11 of 19 passes for 83 yards.

"Tight end is a natural position for me. My dad played tight end. I think that he is excited that I am playing tight end."

Grant admits that the move to tight end from quarterback after the injury was not as difficult of a transition since that is he is projected as a tight end in college.

"It does make it a little bit easier to play tight end. That's true. Hopefully, I'll get some schools to look after this season and next year if I have to play quarterback."

Grant plays on the basketball team, which is off to a 3-0 start after beating Rosemount 79-39 Thursday night. He also throws the shot put and discus.

GoldenSports.Net caught up with Grant after the game to learn the latest.

Grant said that he is hearing from several schools about attending their upcoming Junior Days.

"I'll probably end up going to the Iowa and Minnesota Junior Days. I'll probably go to a couple in the Midwest," he said.

Grant was happy about being named to the St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State team.

"I feel pretty good as a junior. It is a good honor," he said. "There are some other guys that should be on there. I am just happy to be on there. I played hard and it was a lot of fun. It was good to see myself on there."

The Eagles came up just short on winning their third straight Class AAAAA title. Eden Prairie loses some key seniors, but returns plenty of talent, according to Grant.

"I think that next year we are going to be better. We have got a lot more juniors coming back. Our grade is really good. One of the best grades that we have ever had. We never lost as a freshman or sophomore. We started a lot of juniors. I think that we should improve from this year to next year."

Grant said that he is getting plenty of mail from schools.

"The schools I hear the most from are Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Schools in the Big Ten and Midwest," he said.

He did not attend any football camps last summer, but plans to attend several this upcoming year.

"I think that I want to go to the Minnesota camp. Notre Dame, Iowa and Wisconsin, Probably Iowa State," Grant said. "Those are probably the solid ones right now."

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