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Four alive for QB Grammer

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A weekend visit by three-star quarterback Austin Grammer of Tuscaloosa (Ala.) American Christian Academy to Middle Tennessee State went well, but it hasn't made the picture any more clear.
As of Sunday night, Grammer had yet to make a pick.
In fact, four teams were still alive: Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee State, Samford and Temple. According to Grammer, who had been committed to Houston until three weeks ago, two of them are slightly ahead of the others.
"I'd have to say Middle Tennessee and Samford," he said.
Why those two?
"I think a lot of it has to do with proximity to home," Grammer said. "My parents can come watch me play. Middle Tennessee stands out because I've really built a genuine relationship with everyone on the coaching staff. I loved the facilities they have. I thought it was a great city and an awesome visit. Samford has been by my school and I've gotten to know the coaches very well. It's an awesome school and they play good football. They have great facilities, too. It being close to home - it's right up the road there in Birmingham - is a really big deal."
Middle Tennessee State offered over the weekend.
"I had a great visit," Grammer said. "I loved everything about it."
Temple isn't far behind MTSU and Samford, it appears.
"They had a quarterback committed, but I think he ended up de-committing," Grammer said. "I hadn't talked to them in awhile but they've been calling me. I told them I'd definitely be interested. That offer was the first one I got. I would say Temple is right there. The only con, it's in Philly. It's just something I have to think about and pray about."
Making a final decision won't be easy, according to Grammer.
"It's going to be tough," he said. "It's something I'm going to talk to my family about."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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