October 13, 2010

Nation's No. 1 CB likes direction MSU is headed

Michigan State remains in good standing in the hotly contested battle to land Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary four-star cornerback Doran Grant. This past weekend, Grant, ranked the nation's top CB prospect by Rivals.com, was able to take a closer look at the Spartans, despite being an unofficial visitor of the Michigan Wolverines.

As part of the crowd at the Big House, Grant witnessed the Spartans defeat the Wolverines, 34-17, and while U-M's most hated rivals, Ohio State and MSU, sit atop his list, he took a balanced approach to viewing the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy.

"I'm considering both (schools)," Grant said of MSU and U-M, "but when I go on a visit I respect them and I always cheer for the home team when I'm on that visit. At the same time, I was evaluating both teams, but I was a Wolverine that day."

The Spartans are hoping Grant never says he's a Wolverine again, or a Buckeye or any other opposing mascot for that matter. And MSU seems to be helping its case to steer him away from the aforementioned programs, partly because of the Spartans dominating performances over top 25 teams the past two weekends.

"MSU is playing good defense and opening up the playbook on offense and getting in the end zone, and I like the way they're playing on special teams, offense and defense," Grant said of what he likes about the 6-0 Spartans this season.


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