Grant Receives Buckeye Offer

Akron St.Vincent-St. Mary junior Doran Grant has received a written scholarship offer from Jim Tressel and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Grant, one of the top defensive backs in the Midwest, has been a starter since his sophomore season and has already put together an impressive offer list. Bill Greene spoke to Grant and got his reaction to the Buckeye offer.

Akron St.Vincent-St.Mary star defensive back Doran Grant added to his already impressive offer list Thursday when he picked up an offer from Ohio State. Grant also holds written offers from Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Michigan State and many others.

"I got my Ohio State offer today," Grant told BuckeyeSports.com with excitement in his voice. "This is a huge offer for me and this definitely got my attention. It's really exciting for me, even though I know it's very early in my career. I saw Kenny Hayes [Toledo Whitmer] got his offer from Ohio State the other day, and took it on the spot. I don't think I'll be making my decision that quickly."

Grant is off to a great start to his junior season and this follows up a tremendous summer camp tour with Raw Talent. Grant already has scheduled a few unofficial visits to get a closer look at some of the schools that have offered.

"I'm going up to Michigan this weekend to see their game with Western Michigan," he said. "Then next week I'm going to Ohio State to see them play USC. The atmosphere should be crazy in Columbus for that game and I can't wait to see it."

Grant doesn't have a timetable for making a final decision, but is positive he won't be committing anywhere soon.

"It's kind of tempting, but I want to take my time and maybe take official visits next year," Grant said. "It's kind of overwhelming to have all this happen so soon. When I got home from school and saw the letter from Ohio State it was a great feeling. My mom is a big Ohio State fan and she was really happy and excited. It really made her feel good and she just started screaming when she saw it."

It's hard to imagine a junior football player being satisfied with his offer list at this point in time, but that just might be the case with Grant.

"Really, I have offers from all the schools that said they would," Grant said. "I'm not too sure about going school too far from home, but I might go visit one just to see what it's like. I think the key for me is to not let this stuff go to my head. I need to stay focused on getting better as a player. I need to keep my grades at the level they're at, or even go higher. I will be taking the ACT next month. This is kind of unbelievable how this has worked out and I feel really blessed."


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