Heading into National Signing Day--all eyes are on Curtis Grant.
One of the nation’s most highly-touted recruits, the athletic and explosive Grant is ranked as Rivals.com’s No. 1 inside linebacker, and second in the nation overall behind Jadeveon Clowney.
Grant is a force at linebacker
A versatile player, he can either drop into coverage, or stop the run.
With solid size, speed and big-play ability, he is sure to make an early impact wherever he may go.
Though he is likely to start immediately on special teams, many analysts see Grant spending some time at linebacker next fall.
The Tarheels have compiled a top-notch recruiting class this season and appear to have done enough to compete with Clemson, Florida State and Virginia, as some of the conference's top classes.
However, Grant heading to North Carolina seems like a wing and a prayer for Tarheels fans, who already have 4-star inside linebacker Travis Hughes committed.
Grant took his official trip to North Carolina last weekend.
Florida would certainly gain a boost from Grant if he decides to join its 2011 recruiting class.
The Gators have compiled an impressive offensive unit in their 2011 recruiting class with top-ranked quarterback Jeff Driskel, 5-star wide receiver Ja'Juan Story, and 4-star running back Mike Blakely.
Grant would certainly add plenty to the Gators' defensive unit if he decides on Florida, which remains a distinct possibility.
Grant took his official trip to Florida on January 14th.
The Buckeyes seem the most logical place for Grant, who would add much to their already-impressive crop of 2011 defensive talent.
Grant could join the likes of 5-star DE Steve Miller, 5-star CB Doran Crant, OL Ryan Shazier, and 4-star S Jeremy Cash on what is regarded as the best 2011 recruiting class in the Big Ten and in the nation.
Grant took his official visit to Ohio State in December.
Despite a down year, the Cavaliers have compiled a fantastic class and remain in the hunt for Grant's services.
The Virginia native took his official visit to Virginia last weekend and reportedly enjoyed himself, along with the program's top-ranked targets.
The Virginia 2011 recruiting class is loaded with defensive talent, including CB's Demetrious Nicholson and Brandon Phelps, T's David Dean and Vincent Croce, LB Darius Lee and DE Marco Jones and Thompson Brown.
Grant would only add to an already deep unit for the Cavaliers.
Despite high-quality supporting casting in Florida and Virginia, Ohio State remains the top spot for Grant and is likely to be where he lands.
Grant should fit in superbly in the Buckeyes' defensive-minded 2011 recruiting class.