17 in 17: WR Janarion Grant

Rutgers football has 17 signed freshmen in various stages of the enrollment process. Continuing our 17-in-17 series, today ScarletReport.com looks at Pasco (Fla.) athlete Janarion Grant.

Originally scheduled to enroll for the first summer session, Pasco (Fla.) athlete Janarion Grant is hard at work to get to Rutgers for training camp. Pushing himself to get everything done in the classroom, Grant is close to where he needs to be, said Pasco coach Tom McHugh.

"He wasn't quite there, so I know he's taking some online classes and working hard to get everything done," McHugh said. "He was doing track and taking care of his online classes."

Grant was recruited to Rutgers as a special teams weapon and slot receiver. He committed shortly after a January official visit and was the final commitment in the class of 2013.

"From my understanding, they're going to put him in the slot and let him return kicks," McHugh said. "He's going to hit the ground running and impress. He's just a dynamic player. Any time he was on the field, offense, defense, special teams. Whether he was chasing somebody down to catch them or intercepting the ball, he was always a threat to score. The only way he didn't score for us was kick. I'm sure he'd make it, but I was afraid he'd pull a hamstring."

Rutgers travels to Orlando, Fla., this season for a clash with UCF, which is marked on the calendar of everyone in the Pasco program.

"We're excited about it as a program," he said. "I've seen their schedule and I'd guess Rutgers is going to be on ESPN four times and one time they'll be at UCF down here. I don't know if I'll be able to find time to go watch it during our season but I'd like to be able to go see him in person."

Moving to the Big Ten in 2014, the chance for exposure and big-time games was a draw for Grant, who can bring something special to the conference according to his coach.

"When I watch Big Ten football, I don't see anybody like him on the field," he said. "You can put Janarion in a phone booth with two safeties and they wouldn't touch him."

Grant ranked in as a three-star recruit and No. 54 overall at his position in the class of 2013.


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