Grant Leads Tough Herndon Defense

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Herndon is off to a 5-0 start for the 2003 season, thanks largely to a stout defensive unit led by 6-2 1/2, 232 pound inside linebacker Kevin Grant . Grant, who is known for making crushing hits, has helped the defense hold opponents to an average of only 10 points per game.

According to Head Coach Tommy Meier, Grant looks and plays like a college linebacker right now.

“Kevin is a three-year starter for us, and he is the leader of our team,” said Meier. “He’s smart, tough, runs a 4.7 in the 40, and really knows the game, but his trademark is his knockout tackles. He looks like a college linebacker right now. There is no doubt in my mind that he could step out on the field for a college team right now.”

Grant has received phone calls from Virginia, Maryland, NC State, Wake Forest, William & Mary, Richmond, and Ohio University. Virginia Tech is one of the schools he would like to see more interest from, however the Hokies have only sent letters to this point.

He is interested in four ACC teams but remains open to anyone that will recruit him. Grant does not have any offers to this point.

“Right now, schools I like are Virginia Tech, Virginia, Wake Forest, and Maryland,” said Grant. “The Wake Forest coach said they will get back with me this Friday to let me know if they will offer. I’m open to anyone. I’m not really thinking about it too much. It’s better for me to keep focused on the season to help our team.”

Herndon hopes to continue their winning ways this Friday versus one of the top programs in the state, the Robinson Rams featuring top defensive end Olu Hall and quarterback Andy Hartigan.

Fans can expect a defensive battle between these two teams. Herndon’s defensive leader is looking forward to the challenge.

“I’m really pumped for Robinson…the whole team is,” said Grant. “This is the biggest game of our season. We are going against Olu Hall and some other great players, and I look forward to the challenge.”

Grant is on track to easily qualify academically. He hopes to major in either Political Science or Engineering in college.