Grant Nearing A Decision

Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic forward Jerami Grant is on the road visiting schools and hopes to have a decision in the near future.

Harvey Grant played college ball at Clemson and Oklahoma prior to being selected in the first round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets. Two of his sons, Jerai and Jerian, signed to play college basketball at Clemson and Notre Dame respectively, and now another is close to picking a school.

Jerami Grant, rated the No. 10 power forward prospect in the country by, is being recruited by several teams as a small forward and has been busy visiting schools since the completion of the AAU circuit.

"We've visited Virginia Tech, Maryland, Syracuse, and we're at Texas right now," said Harvey Grant. "We're going to go to Oklahoma next and then Rutgers on the 24th. After the Rutgers visit we're going to visit NC State the next week."

NC State has pursued Grant since the Mark Gottfried and his staff took over in Raleigh. Assistant Rob Moxley is heading up Grant's recruitment, and they hosted him for an unofficial visit earlier in the spring.

"NC State has done a great job recruiting Jerami," said Mr. Grant. "Moxley and those guys are outstanding. The thing with NC State is they've let Jerami know that they need players capable of contributing right away, and he is definitely interested in playing as a true freshman."

The Grants have taken multiple unofficial visits and indicated earlier in the summer that Jerami's recruitment wouldn't be lengthy. The plan is in place to make a decision in the near future.

"We're going to take that NC State visit and then sit down and talk after that trip," said Mr. Grant. "After that visit we're hoping to have a decision. At that time, Jerami will be in school and he will then take one official visit to the college he chooses."

As of now, there appears to be a top five but no leader at this time.

"I would say his top five would probably be Syracuse, Texas, Oklahoma, Rutgers, and NC State," Mr. Grant stated. "I don't believe there is a leader right now, it is kind of between them all. He likes all of those schools."

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