Spartans interested in South Fla. DL

Uriah Grant, a 6-foot-2, 248-pound class of 2007 defensive line prospect out of Everglades High School in Miramar, Fla., is turning heads among major-conference college football programs, including several from the Big Ten.

Michigan State continues to mine the talent rich state of Florida for recruiting talent and is now in a pitched battle for defensive lineman Uriah Grant.

The Spartans are attempting to fend off a furious effort by the University of South Carolina for Grant's service.

Grant emerged out of nowhere at the South Florida MSL combine and the Everglades High School (Miramar, Fla.) star has turned heads all over the south. He now is drawing interest from Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Georgia Tech, Iowa and LSU in addition to the aforementioned two teams.

What is attracting schools to the senior is his combination of size and explosive speed. The 6-foot-2, 248-pound Grant has an 80-yard interception return to his credit.

According to's Alex Hesquijarosa, Grant will attend the Down-N-Dirty combine on June 23-26 and MSU representatives are expected to attend. He also is expected to camp at Lousiana State University.

Two weeks ago Grant told's Mike Bakas that his favorites were "South Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa State and probably Pitt."

South Carolina is believed to be the team to beat for Grant's services, followed by Wisconsin.

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