October 31, 2007

Dantonio offers Texas talent

Michigan State is looking for a big play wide receiver to team with Fred Smith for the class of 2008. Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff have identified 6-foot-3, 205-pound Derrick Grant (D.J.) of Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Texas as a prospect they believe can be an impact player in the Big Ten. SpartanMag.com has the latest on his recruitment.

Grant has had an impressive senior season and the Michigan State staff was recently able to evaluate his highlight film. That film included games in which Grant single handedly took over from his wide receiver spot. On the season Grant has 24 receptions for 658-yards and 9 touchdowns. That averages out to an impressive 27+ yards per catch and a touchdown less than every 3 touches.

Before his senior year Grant already had scholarship offers from Iowa State and Rice. The Spartans offer is his first Big Ten scholarship. Several other Big Ten teams such as the Iowa Hawkeye's and Purdue Boilermakers are also turning up the heat. Big 12 schools such as Arkansas and Missouri are also actively involved in his recruitment.

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