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Player: Patrick Grant

Hometown: Lauderdale Lakes

Position: DE

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 220

40 time: 4.60

Visit Date: 10/20/06

Scholarships offered: NU, Arizona St, North Carolina St, Colorado, Louisville, & Minnesota

Favorites: Committed to Louisville

Rankings/Stars:

Rivals: Rivals 94th of FL's top 100 prospects/ :star:star:star

Bid Red Report: :star:star:star

 

Assessing the talent: super-quick speed rusher - & has been clocked w/ a 4.51 forty time

 

Odds of becoming a Cornhusker: NU just offered, & he set a visit for the NU/tx game quickly. Also, he just released his top 3 & NU made that list along w/ nc st & co

 

p.s. he visited co for az st/co game, & will visit nc st on 11/24, & mn on 12/01

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Just dont know who it is yet - 1 of 2 from Fl Grant or Jenkins? Hoping Jenkins expecting Grant

 

Welcome whoever it is - both outstanding players

 

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It is Grant but I am excited about this guy. Pretty lanky frame and probably weighs closer to 200 pounds than the 220 Rivals has him at. But he has run 48.5 in the 400 and is just a terror coming off the edge. Jenkins might commit in the near future too, along with more than a few visitors from this weekend. Here is the link where I found his 400m dash time: http://www.milesplit.com/meet/15406. Scroll down. GBR

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That would be awesome because he is a sack machine. It's always good to get guys that know how to get to the QB. I believe I had said he would be a sleeper since he was just tagging along with his teammate this weekend.

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Blake, Huskers land defensive recruit

 

BY STEVEN M. SIPPLE / Lincoln Journal Star

Sunday, Oct 22, 2006 - 09:43:41 pm CDT

 

Nebraska defensive line coach John Blake played the lead role in landing Patrick Grant. (LJS file)

 

John Blake’s noted recruiting prowess paid off this past weekend, as Nebraska landed an oral commitment from defensive end Patrick Grant of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.

 

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Grant — rated as a three-star player (on a scale of five) by Scout.com and Rivals.com — said Sunday that Blake played the lead role in his recruitment and was a major factor in his final decision.

 

“He’s very outgoing,” Grant said of Blake, the Husker defensive line coach. “And he doesn’t beat around the bush. We had good chemistry. We went to his house, and I met his family and he showed me all of his accomplishments.

 

“I just felt that Nebraska, as a school, was the best fit for me.”

 

At least eight recruits targeted by Nebraska were scheduled to make official campus visits during Saturday’s Texas-Nebraska game in Lincoln, including Grant’s high school teammate, Moses Jenkins, a 6-2, 170-pound defensive back.

 

Grant became the 14th player to pledge to Nebraska’s class of 2007, and the fourth defensive lineman. Husker coaches have said they plan to recruit five defensive linemen in this cycle.

 

Grant said he has run the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds and 400 meters in :47.88. He has six sacks this season for Boyd Anderson High School, which takes a 6-2 record into district play this week.

 

In addition to his Nebraska visit, Grant made an official recruiting trip to Colorado last month and has visits scheduled to North Carolina State and Minnesota. It is unclear if he still plans to make those trips.

 

“I’m pretty locked in with Nebraska,” he said. “I can’t see anybody getting better than this. I just feel pretty comfortable at Nebraska. Colorado just isn’t me.”

 

He noted contrast in temperature in Lauderdale Lakes (population 32,000), in the southeast corner of the Florida, compared to Nebraska’s blustery weather Saturday.

 

“After Nebraska’s halfback pass (in the fourth quarter), I felt pretty warm,” Grant said. “When Texas made that field goal at the end, it got pretty cold again.”

 

Reach Steven M. Sipple at 473-7440 or ssipple@journalstar.com.

 

2007 oral commitments

 

CB Anthony Blue, 5-10 175, Cedar Hill, Texas

 

RB Quentin Castille, 6-1 234, La Porte, Texas

 

DE/TE Jared Crick, 6-6 245, Cozad

 

DT Demetrious Davis, 6-2 285, St. Joseph, Mo. (Benton)

 

OLB Jared Glover, 6-5 220, Bixby, Okla.

 

DE Patrick Grant, 6-3 215, Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.

 

TE Ian Harris, 6-3 217, San Antonio (Churchill)

 

RB Roy Helu, 5-11 205, Danville, Calif. (San Ramon)

 

TE Ryan Hill, 6-3 230, Arvada, Colo.

 

OLB Blake Lawrence, 6-2 200, Shawnee, Kan. (Shawnee Mission West)

 

WR Niles Paul, 6-2 210, Omaha (North)

 

CB Shawn Sullivan, 5-11 185, Brenham, Texas

 

S DeAndre West, 6-1 195, Oakland, Calif. (Wilson)

 

QB Patrick Witt , 6-4 215, Wylie, Texas

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His reaction to the game sounds like he is already a Husker. This kid sounds like he is lightning fast. He will need to put on a little weight to play defensive end, but sounds like a solid player.

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OWH had an articale on him too. Link

 

I really like the comment from the coach that opposing teams dont even try to pass.

 

 

 

Published Monday

October 23, 2006

 

Pass rusher from Florida accepts an offer from NU

 

BY MITCH SHERMAN

 

 

WORLD-HERALD BUREAU

 

RELATED STORY

 

 

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2007 NU football commitments

 

 

LINCOLN - Defensive end Patrick Grant, one of nine official recruiting visitors to watch Nebraska's 22-20 loss to Texas at Memorial Stadium Saturday, has accepted an NU scholarship offer.

 

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Grant is the 14th high school senior to make an oral commitment to the Huskers' class of 2007.

 

"His speed and quickness off the ball, with his height, makes him a great pass rusher," said Mark James, Grant's coach at Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. "He's got a large top end. I think he'll be about 235 pounds, with that same speed, at Nebraska.

 

"Most teams that we play don't even try to pass because of the speed he brings off the edge."

 

One of Florida's top performers in the 400 meters, Grant runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. He attends the high school that produced former Iowa linebacker Adbul Hodge, now with the Green Bay Packers, in addition to NFL defensive backs Benny Sapp and Asante Samuel.

 

Rivals.com ranks Grant as a three-star prospect and the No. 94 player in Florida. He picked NU over offers from Auburn, Arizona State, Colorado and North Carolina State, among others.

 

Defensive line coach John Blake recruited Grant.

 

"I know Blake," James said. "I know what kind of coach he is. I knew it would be a good situation for Pat to go into."

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wonder if this kid could play 'backer? with that speed he could damn near play safety!

I was thinking the same. Regardless of what position he plays he will be laying people out, IMO.

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We need Wyatt to work with Grant. Can't blame him for re-thinking but I think he'll be OK if Wyatt can establish a good relationship. What is with Louisville trying to steal our recruits lately? Man, guess I'll be rooting for Wake! Hey Louisville... :nutz

 

Seriously, Grant can be part of a re-emergent Blackshirts defense...don't think he'll want to pass that up!

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Still looking elsewhere. May follow Blake

 

Wouldn't surprise me, it seemed like Blake was the only reason he committed here. Good thing Yancy committed.

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I hope Wyatt is introducing himself to him and makes a positive impression. But the law of numbers say you will expect to have a few decommitments, especially when you recruit top talent. So if he doesn't want to come here, let him go. With the way things are going, if he decommits now, we should be able to replace him.

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Academic casualty.....nothing uncommon with most recruiting classes....but seems to happen to BC's classes more than most.

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This is not a surprise. He seems to be the only one who is greatly affected by Blake's departure. Is he going to N.C.? Is this perhaps why NU is pushing for Jason Peters?

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Academic casualty.....nothing uncommon with most recruiting classes....but seems to happen to BC's classes more than most.

 

 

yep, too often IMO..........

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I have no "hard evidence" that he is academic, but that is what they are reporting on 1620 the zone.....they are kind of poking fun at him a little.

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