January 27, 2011
LB Grant has busy week
Richmond (Va.) Hermitage linebacker Curtis Grant is a popular man these days. That comes with being the nation's No. 2 prospect and the top linebacker in the country. Grant has hosted coaches from all four of his final schools this week as he prepares for his final official visit to North Carolina this weekend. What's the latest?
"I saw coach London from Virginia on Monday, he did his in home visit then and he's my man," said Grant, the 6-foot-3, 222-pounder. "Ohio State was here on Tuesday and that was coach Tressel's in home visit and that went great as well. Then Wednesday Florida came in. Coach Muschamp had already done his in-home last week so they sent coach Durkin, coach White and coach Quinn, the new defensive coordinator. Then Wednesday night coach Davis did his in-home from North Carolina."
Grant is now done with coaching visits for the week and is planning his weekend ahead. However, he was able to reflect on the visits of the week.
"It was good because my family gets to spend more time with the coaches," he said. "It's not just the head coach or one assistant, it's a bunch of coaches each time. They pretty much tell me everything I've already heard before but it allows us to ask any additional questions we might have and all that. It was also the first time I got to meet coach Quinn from Florida and he was a really good guy and he obviously knows what he's doing coming from the NFL. And I've met Butch Davis but this was a chance for us to get to know him better. He came with coach Withers, coach Kaufman and coach Williams so there were a bunch of them. I'll see him this weekend on my visit as well but I'm more familiar with coach London and coach Tressel so meeting with the other coaches helps."
Grant still doesn't have a leader heading into the weekend and still plans on deciding on Signing Day.
"All four are in the mix," he said. "They all say I can play early, they need me, all the right things but it's up to me to get that feeling and to feel comfortable with the coaches and with the school I want to attend. It's getting a little tiring all the visits and calls and coaches coming and going so I'm glad it's going to be over soon, but I'm excited about seeing North Carolina this weekend. I've always liked the school and my first three official visits were great so I expect this one to make things even harder."
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