He was torn between two schools -- Ole Miss and Washington – and had already visited the Huskies. He didn't know what to expect, though he had built strong relationship with head coach Houston Nutt and defensive line coach Terry Price.
"When I first got here, I was still right in the middle, because I had just arrived," he said. "I hadn't come here yet. I was still iffy."
But as the weekend wore on, the 6-foot-1, 285-pound Grant began to realize Ole Miss was the place for him. Actually, Grant said he had been leaning towards Ole Miss for weeks.
And though he originally planned to wait until a few days after his visit, the three-star defensive tackle ended his recruitment Sunday, committing to Nutt in a one-on-one meeting this morning.
"It feels great. I'm excited to be a Rebel," Grant said. "To be truthful, I was always leaning towards Ole Miss. But I wanted to come up here to just make sure of what I felt.
"I wanted to just see it for myself. What I saw was great. The players, the coaches -- this is just a family. That's what I like about Ole Miss so much. It's a family atmosphere."
Grant, who played in all 11 games for Fullerton (Calif.) College last season, was arguably Ole Miss' top target at defensive tackle. Grant had 42 total tackles, including 23 solos, and 17 tackles for loss last season. He had six sacks, and even blocked a kick.
He fills an immediate need for Ole Miss. The Rebels lost four defensive tackles -- Jerrell Powe, Lawaon Scott, Ted Laurent and LaMark Armour -- to graduation.
"Basically, I've just got to come in in shape, ready to work, ready to get better every day," Grant said. "You know, just step into the job and get ready. It's going to be a long year, but the coaches believe, I believe, my teammates believe that this is going to be a great year for the Ole Miss nation.
"Everyone's excited right now. Everyone."
Grant was hosted by senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett, who has applied for a medical hardship waiver with the NCAA for an addition year of eligibility. Grant and Lockett, along with some 25 other highly-coveted official visitors, toured Oxford together.
"The more I met with players, the more I built relationships with more of the recruits, the more I was saying, ‘Ok, this is the place for me. This is the place for me.' There would be no point for me waiting until Tuesday or Wednesday when I know in my heart that I'm ready to be a Rebel," Grant said.
"I built some good bonds with Serderius (Bryant) and the receiver from South Panola (Nickolas Brassell). But the biggest thing was Kentrell. He was my host. I can see myself having a further bond, a further relationship throughout my whole lifetime with Kentrell. He's a great guy."
More than anything, Grant credits his relationship with Nutt and Price as the deciding factor in his choosing Ole Miss over Washington. Grant said he is done with his recruitment, and will sign with Ole Miss on National Signing Day February 2.
"Those two guys, I feel like I can trust those guys," Grant said. "I can talk to those guys just besides things than X's and O's. It's about life in general. That's what made my decision even more easy. The guys I'm playing for, I can trust them. That's huge."
Grant will return to Fullerton later this month to finish up coursework. He has three classes remaining. Grant's other offers included Arizona, Baylor, Kansas State, SMU and Utah.
Grant's teammate at Fullerton, Aaron Garbutt, committed to Ole Miss in December. Garbutt, like Grant, is a May graduate.