A Closer Look at Grant Pleasant

Dublin Scioto defensive lineman Grant Pleasant became the 11th commitment in Toledo's 2010 football recruiting class when he gave Coach Beckman has commitment last Thursday. Read on for more information about this talented prospect.

Dublin Scioto defensive lineman Grant Pleasant became the 11th commitment in Toledo's 2010 football recruiting class when he gave Coach Beckman has commitment last Thursday. Pleasant has been one of the highest rated defensive end prospects on the Rocket recruiting board for the 2010 class, so his commitment to Toledo was huge for the Rocket football program.

Grant is 6-3 and 230 pounds. He also runs a 4.65 forty. He chose the Rockets over offers from Akron, Bowling Green, and Ohio University. He was recruited to Toledo by assistant coach Alex Golesh.

According to Pleasant's high school coach, Karl Johnson, Grant missed four and a half games this season with a high ankle sprain. "He finished the year strong though, including a 50 yard fumble recovery for a TD in week 10 against Marysville," said Dublin Scioto head coach Karl Johnson.

For the season, Pleasant finished with 13 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, and one fumble recovery. As a junior he had 48 tackles with two tackles for loss and seven sacks.

Coach Johnson also commented on Grant Pleasant's football abilities. "He has a lot of gifts, including a great work ethic and desire to be his best," said Johnson. "He is very excited about coming to Toledo and being a Rocket."

Pleasant joins Lima Shawnee three star prospect Zac Rosenbauer and Cincinnati Colerain's Keenen Gibbs as defensive line commitments in Toledo's 2010 recruiting class.

With 11 commitments, Toledo is about half way to filling their 2010 recruiting class. Of the 11 commitments, ten are from the state of Ohio, including local prospect Ray Bush (Toledo Rogers High School). The lone commitment from outside of the state of Ohio is defensive back Keith Suggs of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.



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