Grant Arrives On the Buckeye Radar

Patrick Grant, a DE out of Lauderdale Lakes Florida and Boyd Anderson HS, had given a verbal commitment to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but a change in the coaching staff has him reconsidering. The Buckeyes were recently in to the school and it appears after extending an offer that he will honor them with an official visit.

Defensive end Patrick Grant, a former verbal commitment to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, has begun looking around at new schools.

Along with Nebraska, Grant is looking at Louisville, Iowa and Ohio State, who offered very recently. Louisville was Grant's most recent visit, with Iowa this weekend and Ohio State the following weekend.

"Real recently," Grant responded when asked about the timeframe of the Ohio State scholarship offer. "I was speaking with them this morning. They were at my school."

Despite the fact that he still lists the Cornhuskers in his top four it would seem unlikely that he would sign with them at this point. As a matter of fact he did not even list them in his top three.

"(It is) Louisville, Iowa, or Ohio State, most likely," Grant informed.

In a school, Grant is looking for a chance to showcase his speed off the edge.

"(I'm looking at) how the defense played, the coaching staff," he said. "All three schools have (great) defenses. They do a lot of stunts, stuff like that. I like doing stuff where I can use my quick step.

"They just love the speed, I guess. Right now I weigh 216. They can add more weight on me, and right now I run a 4.5 in the 40."

Louisville is a school that has shown interest in Grant and his his teammate Josh Bynes. They both visited Louisville last December and had a great time.

"We didn't really expect that out of Louisville," Grant said. "(Josh) was like,. 'If you go (on a visit), I'll go.' and I said, 'If you go, I'll go.' We went, and didn't expect any of it. We didn't know much about Louisville, but they only lost one game, and that was by a field goal."

Grant and Bynes were also able to watch Louisville prepare to play in a bowl game.

"It was the first time I'd seen a practice," he said. "I went up there during bowl practice, so I saw what it was like. Nebraska and Colorado, I went up there that Friday before a game, that night. I didn't really see practice."

Grant said grades will not be a factor in his eligibility to play this fall.


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