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Breaking down Anthony Grant's commitment to FSU

Just a couple of days ago, it looked like it would be Virginia Tech for longtime Tennessee commit Anthony Grant. Then, less than 24 hours from the time he put the pen to the paper, Florida State started popping up more and more and the Seminoles are the ones who flipped the four-star athlete out of Buford (Ga.).


Grant committed to Tennessee when Butch Jones was the head coach back in June. He developed a very strong relationship with Robert Gillespie, one coach that Jeremy Pruitt kept on staff when he landed the head coaching job in Knoxville. Even before Jones was let go, things got a little shaky between Grant and Tennessee. He ended up taking official visits to North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Florida State received the last one. It came down to sticking with the Vols or moving on to Tallahassee.



Grant is a versatile athlete who could help the Seminoles on either side of the ball. His first love is running back and he will likely start out there. If that doesn't work, he could make the move to defensive back. He is a true football player and a winner. He is a hard worker who puts in the time to be successful. Grant plays with aggression and while he may not be flashy, he is one of the top prospects in a loaded state of Georgia.


It was up and down with Tennessee here, and very late, the Vols tried to hold on, but couldn't. We know Gillespie liked Grant a lot, so this is a tough loss for him, not just the Tennessee staff. Virginia Tech made a strong run here, and at one time, the Hokies looked like the favorite despite Grant still be committed to Tennessee. Grant visited Blacksburg multiple times, but in the end, that final official visit to Florida State sealed the deal and put Grant in garnet and gold.