Taylor Grant Gets Recruiting Looks

Taylor Grant, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound junior TE/QB from Eden Prairie comes from one of Minnesota's top football families and also plays on the Eagles' basketball team. GoldenSports.Net talked to Grant after their game Friday night versus Lakeville South to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Taylor Grant helped lead the Eagles to a 11-1 mark this past 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. Grant was named to the St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State team.

Have you been to any Junior Days or been invited to anything?

"The only one I have made to so far is Minnesota. I went to that one. I am going to go to the Iowa one March 6th or 7th. Wisconsin's clashed with Iowa's, so I decided on the Iowa one. The Wisconsin one was the same day and I told Iowa I was going to go down to theirs. That is about it for now."

Have you thought much about camps that you are going to try to go to this summer?

"I'll definitely try to go to the Minnesota camp, Iowa camp, the Wisconsin camp. Most of the camps in the Midwest."

Do you have a favorite school yet or is it a little too early?

"It's a little early. The top two schools are probably Minnesota and Iowa. Not in that order, necessarily, but they are probably my two top schools. Wisconsin is probably in the background."

Do schools, friends or whoever assume that Minnesota is probably where you are going to end up with your brother there?

"Yes. That is definitely the assumption. I am not going to rush my decision. I am not going to let that factor. I'll think about that. For right now, I am impressed with Minnesota. Iowa, I am really impressed with them. They have come up and talked to me a lot. That is nice to see. I have gotten to know their coach pretty well, Eric Johnson. He is a nice guy and I like him."

Have you thought much about a major yet?

"I think that I am going to major in education. I think that I am going to try to be a coach after college somewhere," he said.

This doesn't seem like much of a stretch as his grandfather, Bud, is a Hall of Fame coach with Minnesota Vikings and his father, Mike has lead the Eagles to six Prep Bowl titles since 1996.

Grant previously told GoldenSports.Net about his expected college position.

"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," he said.

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," he said.


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