Big Fish back in the water???

There are usually very little recruiting developments for the previous year's class after signing day, but GamecockInsider's report that J.J. Grant didn't sign with Mississippi State as previously thought is a huge new development.

Grant is a coveted four star defensive end at Hinds Community College. Grant didn't sign on February 5th as expected, because it wasn't certain that he was going to graduate and be eligible to play next season. Now that he is back on track, the heat is on to get the 6-4 and 250 pound defensive end signed.

Who is going to sign him? That is still up in the air, but two schools seem to have the inside track. I caught up with Grant moments ago, and here is what he had to say.

"I'm really back to being wide open right now," said Grant. "I'll be graduating in May, and I'm looking at Auburn, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Mississippi State is still in there too. They've stuck by me this whole time. My mom has moved to Atlanta though, and I don't have any family left in Mississippi. South Carolina is really recruiting me the hardest right now. My teammate Marcus Lawrence signed with them too.

South Carolina and Mississippi State probably have the best chance right now. I just want to explore my options. I don't know when I'm going to sign. I'm waiting to hear back from all of the coaches. I'm not going to take any official visits or anything; I need to stay focused on my school work."

One of these schools could end up with a REAL post signing day surprise, and Mississippi State still has a very good chance of holding on to Grant. Keep an eye on to keep you updated on this late breaking class of 2003 development.

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