December 9, 2010

Five-star Grant expected this

Richmond (Va.) Hermitage linebacker Curtis Grant might have a second career available to him if football doesn't work out. Not only is the nation's No. 3 prospect the top linebacker in the nation, but it appears he's a bit of a psychic as well. For Grant, the resignation of Urban Meyer was not as big of a surprise as it was to others.

"I actually had a dream that this happened," said the 6-foot-3, 222-pounder. "A couple of months ago I had a dream that Urban Meyer stepped down and Charlie Strong came back to Florida and took over as the head coach. I guess I've been predicting the future a lot lately. But honestly when my mom told me the news, I thought she was kidding."

Grant is the top-ranked prospect in the country considering the Gators and he has been asked by countless people about how this affects him. So does it?

"It doesn't really," he said. "Like I said, part of me felt this could happen so I guess I'm more prepared than others in a way. I still like Florida, I'm still very interested in the Gators and actually in my dream coach Strong came back and we won three national titles so I think all will be fine at Florida. Obviously I don't know who will be the next head coach there, but I liked Florida for more than just coach Meyer and the other coaches. I liked it for me."

All that being said, Grant is still wide open in the recruiting process and has five schools in mind.

"I'm trying to get an official visit set up with Ohio State for next weekend (Dec. 17) and I expect that to happen," he said. "Then the rest of my visits will be in January. Right now the top schools are still Florida, Ohio State and North Carolina followed by Virginia and Georgia. Michigan was up there but I don't know about them now, I am not feeling them as much now. I'm trying to focus on the schools I have liked the best for the longest time."

Grant will likely take four official visits to Ohio State, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia and leave the fifth open for either Michigan, possibly Virginia or another school that peaks his interest. For now he remains open and very interested in Florida.

"I spoke to Jeff Driskel this morning and he said he's staying with Florida and that he didn't choose the school for Urban Meyer, he chose it for himself," he said. "That's how I'm going to choose a school, not for a coach but for me and how comfortable I feel."





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