July 29, 2008
Rebels move ahead for fast-rising WR
Before Terrell Grant left Ole Miss on Saturday afternoon, the Rebels' coaches told him to stay in touch.
So on Monday, the Cleveland, Miss., wide receiver gave Ole Miss wide receivers coach Ron Dickerson Jr. a call.
"He was ecstatic. At first, he asked me, 'What's something that would make me happy right now?'" Grant said. "I said, 'Another offer.' He said, 'From who?' I said, 'Ole Miss, of course.'
"So he said, 'Then this is going to make you very happy then. You have a scholarship offer from Ole Miss.' It's my second offer in one week. They came to me real quick. I'm glad. I'm proud of myself. I'm glad it came this quick. I wasn't expecting it to come this soon. I'm happy about it."
Later Monday, Grant called Ole Miss running backs coach Derrick Nix to discuss the latest development in his fast-moving recruiting.
"I called Coach Nix and he was happy about it too," Grant said. "He said good things are going to happen eventually. He wanted me to keep in touch with them. He said I can call them every day if I want to."
Grant, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder who ran a sub-4.5-second 40-yard dash at Ole Miss' elite camp Saturday, said the Rebels are very much in the mix for his college services.
"They have a slight advantage over Mississippi State being that they made an offer for 2009," Grant said, referring to the fact that Mississippi State's offer last week was a grayshirt offer that wouldn't begin until January 2010. "I'm still not going to put one over the other. You never know what the future may bring. I don't want to cancel anybody out. I don't want to say one's over the other."
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