Grant has a couple schools interested

A player who has the size, athleticism and nastiness four-year programs are looking for is Independence OG Byron Grant (6-3, 330). As a freshman in 2010, the talented prospect played on both sides of the ball, but this fall he'll focus strictly on offense and he's already got a couple four-year programs eyeing his talents...

Grant prepped at Port Charlotte (Fl.) High School and was a non-qualifier, but he knew he wanted to continue playing football and figured going the JC route would allow him to get his academics in order as well as prepare him for the next level.

As a freshman last fall, Grant played on both sides of the ball, but this fall he'll focus solely on offense.

"I played nose tackle to start out, but in high school I played mostly offensive tackle so they moved me after a couple of games to guard," Grant told JCFootball.com. "I will play guard all this year and I feel like it's a good fit for me because I like to be aggressive while blocking and I also like to be physical and I have good feet so I can get to second level pretty easily.

"When I play ball, every play I'm trying to get the advantage on my opponent. I want to find his weakness and exploit it. That's really what I love to do."

This summer, Grant said he's working on his footwork and stance, trying to get used to playing inside instead of outside.

"The stance is completely different, so it's been something I've been working on," Grant said.

On the recruiting front, Grant has started hear from a couple of schools and he hopes a good freshman season will result in some offers.

"Right now I've been hearing from Louisiana Tech and Tennessee the most," Grant said. "I've heard from a few more, but those two are the ones I'm hearing from the most."

Grant is on pace to finish up his academics in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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