He doesn't get the same recognition as some other players in the area, but there hasn't been a better player in Orange County this year than Dan Hills (Calif.) two way standout Grant Schwartz. The athlete received his first Pac 10 offer this past week and a few other offers could be coming soon as well.
Schwartz, 6-0, 205 pounds is an explosive athlete who stars at both quarterback and safety. He's having a huge season and put up big numbers once again last week. In a 39-13 win over Newport Harbor last Friday, Schwartz was 9-10 passing for 152 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed six times for 101 yards and two more scores and returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown.
Schwartz has good size and great speed. He didn't run at the Nike camp due to a track injury but clocked a 4.41-40 at USC's skills camp and a 4.50 at Ohio State's camp. He's being recruited primarily at defensive back by colleges with the exception of Virginia Tech who likes him at quarterback.
On the recruiting front, Colorado State and Boise State had earlier offered Schwartz and now you can add Oregon to the list.
"Oregon just offered and I think Washington State is right around the corner as well," Brian Schwartz, Grants father said. "We're also still hearing a lot from Ohio State and once they get senior film on Grant, they could be offering as well. They still say Grant is No. 1 on their board at safety so our fingers are crossed."
Schwartz' father Brian played for Ohio State back in the Woody Hayes era and if the Buckeyes were to offer, they would be the team to beat. Saying that, the family is adamant that they're not closing the door to anyone.
Grant Schwartz VideoClick "I think some schools have backed off a bit because they feel Grant is a lock for Ohio State but that's not true," Brian said. "Grant is going to pick a school that is the best fit for him, not just the school he grew up rooting for. He's still very open to all the schools recruiting him and far from a lock right now."Here to view this Link.