At a time when many high school prospects are sifting through the legitimate contenders from the pretenders, and narrowing down their scope while scheduling official visits for the fall, Keaton Grant is really no different from anyone else. He has a top three list of schools with one distinct difference. Grant is allowing for the late emergence of other schools, while not entirely closing the door on those schools outside his top three.
For Texas A&M, Missouri and St. John’s, who currently comprise Grant’s leading trio of schools, that is good news. For those other schools still sniffing around, well Grant will keep an open mind to any of the respective pitches that might be forthcoming.
“I would say Texas A&M, Missouri and St. John’s, those would be my leading three (colleges) right now,” Grant told TechSideline.com. ”I have a scheduled official visit with Texas A&M coming up on September 17th and St. John’s and Texas A&M have offered (scholarships) me so far, along with a bunch of smaller schools.
“I do plan to sign in the fall and I still haven’t eliminated Penn State, Baylor, Tulane, Virginia Tech and Clemson.”
The 6-3, 192-pound guard averaged 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists last season as a junior at Kissimmee (FL) HS and expects to play both guard positions at the next level.
“It all depends on which school that I end up going to, but I think most will use me as a combo guard,” said Grant. “I will play wherever I am needed and I think that my free throw shooting and my defense are a lot better than they were a year ago, along with my ball handling. I have just become more consistent with a lot of parts of my game.”
The Hokies haven’t been in contact with Grant as much as his leading three schools have, but he still is keeping the door ajar, knowing that priorities change quickly during this time of the year for many programs.
“Florida took a commitment, Miami went in another direction and Georgia Tech also got a commitment,” continued Grant, discussing some of the schools that were involved and have recently moved in other directions.” I haven’t heard from Virginia Tech as much lately, but I am still considering them and it might change.
“I would say that either the Big-12 or Big East conference will be where I end up playing, although I like the ACC and will still listen to Virginia Tech or other schools.
Regardless of the future destination for Grant, getting...
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