November 8, 2009

Top 2011 corner visits Spartans

While the Michigan State coaching staff is busy putting the finishing touches on what looks to be another strong recruiting class, the Spartans are getting a jump on 2011 recruiting, and on Saturday one of the Midwest's top prospects, cornerback Doran Grant, was in East Lansing to see MSU defeat Western Michigan, 49-14.

"It was nice," said the 5-10, 171-pound Grant, who attends St. Vincent-St. Mary High in Akron, Ohio. "We just watched the game, and then after the game we went to the locker room and I talked with Johnny Adams a little bit. We talked to Coach (Pat) Narduzzi and he introduced me to Greg Jones, the linebacker. And I was talking to Coach Narduzzi and Coach (Harlon) Barnett most of the time, and I talked with Coach (Mark) Dantonio, too. They said they were happy to have me there."
But right now MSU is one of several schools attempting to land Grant, and it will be awhile before his recruitment is narrowed down. Not to mention he's only a few months into his junior year. He has been busy this fall researching some of his options, though, as he's made other unofficial stops at Illinois, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State. He plans to visit Cincinnati and Pittsburgh and make a return stop at OSU in the near future.

"Right now I'm giving a serious look to all the schools," Grant said. "I don't really have a top yet. Everybody is about equal right now."

According to Grant, Spartans became very involved in his recruitment during his first visit to camps in July, for camp. Before camping at MSU, Narduzzi was already impressed with the abilities Grant displayed on his sophomore video, and after the staff saw him live, that was enough for Dantonio and Co. to go forward with an offer.

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