October 21, 2009

JUCO OT ready to pull trigger

Two years ago, David Grant signed with Nebraska after a heated recruiting battle.

This time around, the three-star offensive tackle from Navarro (Texas) Junior College has no interest in all the drama that is often associated with recruiting.

Instead, the 6-foot-7, 320-pounder is looking for a college home where he can feel comfortable and get on the field early. One school stands out, and if it offers a scholarship, Grant said Tuesday night, he's ready to pull the trigger.

"I'm basically right now really hard on Ole Miss," Grant said. "I'm waiting on that offer. I'll probably commit if they offer me. I talked it over with my mom and my family. They basically said they really like me. They said they might wait until the end of the season."

Grant, a New York native who has also drawn interest from Oklahoma State and South Carolina, said his relationship with Ole Miss might or might not be dependent on his ability to graduate from Navarro in December.

"It's looking pretty good that I'll get out by December," Grant said. "If that's the case, I'll definitely be (at Ole Miss). I've talked to the offensive line coach (Mike Markuson), and he said they'll probably wait on me if I get out in May."

Grant hasn't seen the Ole Miss campus yet, but he's serious enough in his interest in the Rebels to dispatch his family to check it out.

"Since they've been recruiting me, my family's been there and looked around," Grant said. "I like how it is academic-wise and football-wise. …The coaches are saying they think I could get a good amount of playing time. They said it would be up to me and how I address the situation. I feel pretty confident."

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