It’s not often that a high school player selected to play in an All-American game feels underrecruited and underappreciated, but here we are. All Devin Grant has done is dominate Texas high school football (and basketball) competition and get selected for the All-American game, and somehow it feels like he’s a quiet addition to the program. Well, no longer.
Grant is from San Antonio, Texas, playing at Antonian College Prep. At 6’2 and 230 pounds, he is a solidly built DE/OLB who will more than likely switch to a pure OLB/ILB role in college. Grant was a little under the radar, as we discussed when he committed. The Colorado Buffaloes beat out Boston College, Utah, Duke, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and surprisingly no Texas schools for his commitment.
I mean, their loss. He certainly pops on film. Even from a year ago, when he was a little smaller, he had plenty of size and speed coming off the edge. Grant just knows how to get to the quarterback and the running back. I’d be interested to see how he reacts to standing up at OLB, but he certainly has the tools.