RECRUITING: Tampa RB high on OU

Tampa, Florida running back Rashaun Grant likes Oklahoma offense, but will the Sooners get a visit?


Grant is a blazer out of the Sunshine state that has been clocked at 4.39 a number of times in the forty-yard dash. Grant transferred into Jefferson a year ago and finished the year with 1,100 yards and 22 touchdowns. As a sophomore at Blake High School, Grant finished with 993 yards and six touchdowns.

ÒI think I am more of a speed back,Ó said Grant. ÒI have power as well, but I like to beat people with my speed. I can catch the ball well and I lineup in the slot quite a bit a Jefferson.Ó

Grant benches 275 pounds, squats 415 and has a 32-inch vertical jump.

Grant attended the South Florida camp and he recently returned from the NIKE camp at Miami. Grant excels in track where he runs the 100M (10.53), 200M (22.2) and he runs the first leg in the 4X100.

Grant likes all three of the Florida schools (Florida, Miami and Florida State), plus Tennessee, Auburn, Clemson and Oklahoma.

ÒI guess that is my big six and all of them have offered me,Ó said Grant. ÒI am open right and I donÕt mind leaving the state if there is a school where I feel most comfortable at. I like Oklahoma a lot because they do the same kind of offense that we do. They spread out, but then they are balanced and that opens a lot of things up for an offense. The running back has to block, which I like to do and I can get in space against one defender in their kind of offense."

"I like MiamiÕs offense too, because they also do a lot of the same things. Florida has been doing some things I like and I think they will continue under the new coach.Ó

Grant plans to take five visits and right now Miami, Oklahoma are the only two schools that he is sure about.

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