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Would really like to see this kid in blue and white. Know he is set to visit next weekend, but haven't heard much on his recruitment other than he visited Rutgers and Houston. Does anyone have any info on how those visits went and if he has a leader currently?
This post was edited by UK DavidB 15 months ago
I could be wrong, but if Timmons and Badet are cats, it's hard to imagine taking him knowing we have Blue and Montgomery.
I don't know anything about his recruitment, but it looks like Bobby Petrino has offered him at WKU. That tells me that the kid is possibly a mid level 3 star sleeper. My guess would be that he is probably the backup option for us if Timmons chooses Ohio State or Florida. He doesn't appear to have an offer from UK, at least by the 24/7 database. If that's true and he's still visiting this weekend, I would think that he's being told straight up that he's a preferred backup option for us. Some kids probably take it personal to be placed behind somebody else, but I think most understand that schools only have a limited number of spots and want to get the best player possible. It doesn't mean he isn't a good player, or that we wouldn't be happy to have him. It just means we have more time and energy invested in recruiting another player. Some coaches play games with kids, but I get the impression from Stoops that he would be 100% honest with a kid like Janarion Grant. He's probably been told exactly where he stands on our board, and there's a possibility he might be offered a scholarship at the last minute. So they've asked him to go ahead and visit so that he knows if he wants to wait on the UK offer, or not. He might tell the coaches on his visit that he's ready to commit if they offer. Like I said, though, I don't know any of this as fact. I'm just making an assumption based on what I've seen.
There is one other scenario, now that I think about it. With his size, he might have been the backup option for McWilson. If that was the case Grant might not end up taking the trip this weekend.
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Don't disagree with you. Just seems like Grant has been the forgotten man which I don't understand. Is this just a matter of the staff feeling better about their position with Badet relative to Grant, so they have really focused on him? IMO, Grant looks more impressive with the ball in his hands, although both are very talented.
I think he was injured for the first 5-6 games this year which could have led to a slow start to his recruitment. Saw that no offer was listed on 247, but scout, rivals, and espn all have him listed with an offer from UK. He and Timmons appear to be similar players, so your theory could be right.
Check out the hit he puts on the defender at 01:48
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Josh Edwards 15 months ago
Would be a helluva a fallback though. I like both he and Valdes, but like Blue, Montgomery, Timmons, Badet and Samples more.
This post was edited by Josh Edwards 15 months ago
Grant's highlights are ridiculous. Timmons is a must get, but after him, I would love to have Grant. Disappointing to hear that it is unlikely, but glad to hear it is due to getting commitments from guys we are targeting. Can only hope that means Samples inks with us on Feb 6th.
Here is his profile.
And then VIP. Can you guys open up the chat so we know what you are talking about ???.
I think he will get the offer because we have so many spots open now. Stoops would not leed this kid on to this point of the yr. At least I hope not.
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