Fullerton's Grant a hot commodity

One of the top JUCO defensive line prospects in the country so far this season has been Fullerton DT Uriah Grant (6-1, 285). He's got a handful of offers already and he told JCFootball.com that plenty more are looking his way and he's getting ready to set up some visits very soon...

Grant has taken quite a journey to get to his currently location. After graduating from Everglades (Miramar, Fl.) High School he signed with Wake Forest, but was forced to greyshirt while he get his test scores in order. After his ACT score was "red-flagged" by the NCAA Clearinghouse, he decided to get a fresh start at a different school and ultimately ended up redshirting there in 2008 and played sparingly for the Mountaineers in the 2009 season.

"After that season, the coaches at West Virginia wanted me to put on like 40 pounds so I could play nose tackle, but I didn't want to do that," Grant said. "I was only about 270 at that time and I just felt like it was going to be too much for me to carry around.

"I had some friends out here at Fullerton, so I made a call and ended up out here and I've really liked California a lot."

Grant has been a handful for the Hornets' opponents this year garnering First Team All-Conference honors after posting 41 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss and 5.5 sacks.

"I played the three-technique and the five (defensive end in a 3-4 scheme) at times and I also played some nose tackle as well," Grant said. "I'm explosive and I have a quick first step so that allows me to get some penetration and cause problems for the offensive line."

On the recruiting front, Grant has offers from Baylor, Arizona, Kansas State, Utah and Utah State a few more that I can't think of off the top of my head right now," Grant said. "Washington's coaches like me and coach (Nick) Holt from there he said they were going to offer me too.

"I'm also talking a lot with Cincinnati and they could be the next one that offers."

Grant will finish his AA degree in May and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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