Small, dynamic running backs have found a home in the world of major college football. At 5-foot-8 and 165-pounds, Colby Grant of Harrisburg (Pa.) Susquehanna possesses this game changing ability, and down at the recent U.S. Army All-American Combine in Texas, he was eager to prove this to everyone.
"It was a real great place to be at," said Grant. "You go to places like that to separate yourself from others and to let people know what you really can do. I think I did pretty well on all of the tests and the 1-on-1's were a bit too easy."
While his performance at the Combine should further boost his recruiting process, Grant was already well known by college coaches.
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"I'm getting a lot of interest from a couple of programs," said Grant. "I'm getting the most interest from Maryland, Pitt, Syracuse, Penn State, Rutgers and West Virginia."
A few coaching staffs have made their way to check on Grant in recent weeks.
"The Maryland coach and Syracuse have visited," said Grant. "The Pitt coach is going to be stopping by soon in these upcoming weeks."
During the fall, Grant attended games at Penn State, Maryland and Pittsburgh.
"They were very good experiences," said Grant. "I'm going to be there in a couple of years and I gotta know how it runs and what is expected."
Grant will hit the road once again in the coming weeks for a couple of junior days.
"I'm going up to Maryland for a junior day and I'll be going to Pitt when they have theirs in early February," said Grant.
Even dealing with an injury, Grant still finished off his junior season in style.
"I only missed two games due to a concussion, but I ended up with 1,500 total yards and 18 touchdowns," said Grant. "I got faster, bigger and I had more mental toughness. My vision also got better."
Aside from his time on the gridiron, Grant also excels on the track, where he competes in the 100M, 200M and 4 x 100M. His best time in the 100M is a 10.6, while at the Pitt summer camp last year he claimed a time of 4.34 in the 40.