The main reason for my visit to Dade City (Fla.) Pasco High School on Thursday was to check in on Joey Ivie. But Pasco has more than one FBS prospect on its roster, including Janarion Grant. Grant is a 5'9,165-pound athlete. He's got a quick twitch with very good athleticism and a natural feel for the game.
Grant is a jack of all trades for Pasco, playing receiver, lining up in the backfield and also playing defensive back. And his recruiting is beginning to take off, with recent claimed offers from Texas Tech, Connecticut, USF, Rutgers and East Carolina.
"Most want me as a slot receiver, but a couple of schools have also said DB," Grant said. Grant would prefer to play receiver in college.
Grant does have some dream schools he would still like to hear from.
"LSU and Oregon, but with Oregon, I don't know if they come all the way down here. I love their speed and their tempo," Grant said.
Perhaps not, but Grant's offer list pretty much guarantees he'll have his college paid for while playing for a team in a BCS conference. That is, if his grades improve.
"My GPA is a 2.3 right now. I'm still working on it and it's going up," Grant said. "I took the SAT two weeks ago, and will take another in June," Grant added.
It's good to see he is being proactive to get his academics in order. In addition to working on his grades, Grant will look to visit schools and participate in camps.
"I'll be at the USF camp, and the Nike camp or combine, and any camp really that is available I want to go to," Grant said. "I want to show everyone my game and my work ethic."