New schools looking at Ventura's Grant

One of the leaders of Ventura's tough defense is DE Ricky Grant (6-4, 250) and schools from across the country have been showing interest into the physical defender. caught up with Grant recently and he and his position coach updated us on recruiting as well as how the season has progressed so far.

"Things have been going good so far," Grant told recently. "I'm playing strongside defensive end and that allows me to play the run a lot which I think is what I do best."

As a freshman in 2007, Grant posted 65 tackles to ago along with six sacks and so far this year Grant has already posted solid numbers (10 tackles, seven assisted tackles and two sacks) on a defense that is allowing 240 yards per game.

"We're playing well on defense," Grant said. "We attack and we like to be as physical with teams as possible and it's just fun playing the type of defense we play."

On the recruiting front, Grant is hearing from schools across the country including one of the top programs in the country.

"We're getting a lot of interest from LSU right now in Ricky," defensive line coach Shaun Loring told "We're also getting a ton of interest from Boise State and Nevada and Oregon State and even UCLA has been by and watched him work out, so he's got some schools very interested in him, but he doesn't have any offers yet."

Grant said he's open to everyone and that he will take some visits before he commits to anyone.

"I come form Florida, so I can go anywhere to play," Grant said. "I want to take my visits and make sure I get a feel for the coaches and the program. I just want a chance to show what I can do."

Grant will graduate in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

This weekend Grant and his Pirate teammates will take on Pasadena at home after suffering close losses the past two weeks on the road.

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