Continuing this week's focus on UT's camp, InsideTennessee.com's staff is profiling the best performers of the week. Among that group was Ethan Grant, Running Back from North Broward Prep in Coconut Creek, FL.
Once out in the open field, Grant turned heads--literally--with his phenomenal speed and agility. He made full speed cuts effortlessly and got his hands on almost everything thrown his way.
Though officially clocked at 4.35 forty, some publications give him an unofficial best of 4.21.
During one-on-ones the 5-foot-9,170-pound back proved lethal with his ability to separate from defenders and bring in the long ball. Most corners who had the unenviable task of trying to cover him tried their best to jam him at the line, knowing that if they didn't it was just a matter of time until he turned the jets on.
What was your impression of UT?
"I'm a city boy so it is a different feeling from what I'm used to, but still really nice," Grant said. "The staff was amazing, you can tell they're out there for you. I haven't made my final decision yet, but I can say UT is definitely in my top 5."
Grant's play-making ability did not go unnoticed as he took home the coveted 'Best Athlete' award presented by Coach Kiffin at the 50-yard line in Neyland Stadium.
Though originally committed to Oregon last January after an unofficial visit to Eugene, Grant has apparently not closed the book on his recruitment just yet. Ole Miss, FIU, Rutgers, Wake Forest and Wisconsin have also offered.
Asked if there were any more he'd received lately, the speedster replied with a smile: "To be honest, there have been so many recently, I can't even keep count anymore."
When asked if he thought that his performance merited an immediate offer from the Vols, the Florida native responded in the affirmative: "Oh yeah. I was talking to the coaches earlier and they said it was there if I want it."