Doran Grant may only just be heading into his junior year, but that hasn't stopped a plethora of FBS schools from extending scholarship offers to the 5'10", 169 pound corner, as he made his way across several camps recently with the Raw Talent bus tour.
"It went pretty well," Grant told Scout.com. "I got a lot of exposure by going out of state and heading down south to the SEC country. A lot of coaches noticed me and I picked up some new offers."
Two of those offers came from two different conferences, although the schools themselves are only about 70 miles apart.
"Firstly, I got Georgia Tech. We were doing drills and Coach Kevin pulled me aside and told me that he thinks I can play and he liked how my feet were, like my footwork. Then we did combine stuff, like 40's and shuttles and vertical jumps. So I ran under a 4.5 twice, then I popped a 38 vert and I did a 3.9 shuttle. Then he introduced me to one of his freshman corners from last year, and just talked with me about going there and that I had a good chance to play early if I did."
"I got Georgia, too. We did defensive back drills, and the coach said I did my drills perfectly. Then we did some 7 on 7's and I had a couple interceptions, so they offered me right there at the camp."
The south wasn't the only area the Raw Talent tour made its way too. It also ventured north for the University of Michigan's 7 on 7 tournament during the Wolverines long camp week. It was an experience that Grant relished.
"It was cool. A lot of different teams were there. It was us at Raw Talent, and we don't really practice together. I like the practice fields, and just the area. I went there last year on the Raw Talent tour, and it was when Coach Schafer was there, and he was really the one that started recruiting me to Michigan, cause I did really well in the one on ones. Overall Michigan is just a nice school."
While he is only a junior, his rise among the top 2011 prospects has given way to a list of his current, and fluid, top five suitors.
"Right now I'd say it's probably Illinois, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Georgia, and Michigan. Next year maybe I'll add some Pac-10 teams, because Raw Talent is going out west."
Grant intends on staying busy the rest of the summer with even more of a hectic camp schedule, including a swing through his home area of the Midwest.
"I'm going to FBU camp and then I'm going to Illinois for their camp and then I'll head to Notre Dame for a camp. I think I can earn some offers, and Illinois said they just wanted to get me in front of Coach Zook again. I've been talking to Coach Brown a lot from Notre Dame and he said he just really wants to get me at camp again."
After the completion of this interview, Scout.com received a text message from Doran Grant informing us that Illinois has now offered him as well. Stay tuned for more Grant updates.
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