April 5, 2011

Grant checks in on Ohio State practice

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The outstanding run of talent at Glenville will continue in the 2013 class as the Tarblooders boast one of the more impressive juniors-to-be in the Cleveland area in defensive back Singleton Grant. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect contributed on defense and special teams this past season for Glenville and is a player whose stock could really rise this summer on the camp circuit.

Grant also happens to be an impressive track athlete and this past Saturday he and his teammates were in Columbus for a meet. Grant took the opportunity to head over to the Ohio State campus to watch the Buckeyes work out.

"It was pretty good," Grant explained. "We got a chance to watch O-State practice and I got a chance to watch the DB's and just see what a college practice is like."

Over the winter, Grant turned heads at the Raw Talent Sports combine and between track and working out, it's been a busy off-season for the talented defender.

"It's been going pretty good," he said. "I've just been working out and doing some one-on-one's and stuff and getting ready for next season."

With it being so early and with Glenville's policy of preferring kids to wait until their junior seasons are over to focus on recruiting, Grant hasn't put too much thought into the recruiting process just yet. As of now, he doesn't claim any favorite schools or childhood favorites but he does know what factors will carry the most weight when he starts to evaluate colleges.

"If I get a scholarship (the decision) depends on what I want to major in and also the defensive backs coaches at the school," he said.

Academics are a key part of any high school athlete's hopes of earning a scholarship and Grant takes his studies very seriously, something that was instilled in him very early on in his life.

"It really started with both of my parents at home," he explained. "You can really only play football until you're in your thirties and then you have to have something to fall back on in case you don't make it. Plus coach (Ted) Ginn, he stresses it to all of us to get a good education."

Grant says he will be attending the two-day underclassmen camp at Ohio State and June. He also hopes to camp at Penn State as well as a few Mid-American Conference schools.


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