Star LB Grant Recalls Recent Visits

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Hermitage (Richmond, VA) linebacker Curtis Grant took advantage of his spring break last week by visiting four schools on his list, including Clemson, Florida, Virginia and Virginia Tech with tour wrapping up in Charlottesville on Saturday. The 6-3, 220-pound junior remains quiet in terms of naming favorites, but he did discuss last week’s visits.


“It was real good,” Grant said. “The coaching staff was real nice. It was good southern hospitality I would say (laughs). It is kind of quiet down there. That’s the only thing I would say I didn’t like.”


“Urban Meyer is big on the truth. He’s a very intense guy when it comes to playing football,” Grant said. “Everything was so fast. It was very intense. At Florida, you can lose your position any day. There is always competition, which is the way Coach Meyer likes it. It was cool. Coach Meyer’s a cool guy. He’s intense on the field, but he’s a cool guy outside of football. The campus was simple to get around. It’s easy to find everything.”


“I had a great time up at the Spring Game,” Grant said. “There were a lot of players I knew up there. UVa is trying to get used to the new staff. It’s not like it was a game where the coaches have been there a long time. The players are still learning the basics of the new system. They are still learning something new and when you’re learning something new you go slower. But they have time to improve and I think they could be good this year. It didn’t look like they were doing a lot, but by the time the season gets here I expect they’ll do more.”

Overall, Grant said, “It was good. I had a real nice time. I still felt like I was at home. The perception I had from the previous times is basically still the same.”

Virginia Tech

“I think they’ll be real good this year,” Grant said. “They’re going to be a tough team in the ACC conference. The majority of the offense is returning and they have a lot of playmakers. The defense is rebuilding, but we’ll see how that goes.”

Of the feeling he had in Blacksburg, Grant said, “I got a good vibe. I felt at home because a lot of