While playing defensive end in high school, Austin (Texas) Lyndon B. Johnson Derrick Grant is quickly making the transition to safety and picking up scholarship offers in the process.
Since working on the safety position since spring, where schools are recruiting him at the next level, the 6-foot-3, 191-pounder has added his first two scholarship offers from Iowa State and Rice somewhat recently. Grant says that though he's excited about the first two offers, he's not naming favorites yet.
"It's pretty wide open right now," Grant said. "[The offers] were exciting. I know Rice is a good school education-wise. Iowa State is up and coming football-wise."
Grant recently attended a camp at Oklahoma State and says that the Cowboys are showing a lot of interest.
"They're waiting to see my first game because I've never played safety before," Grant said. "They'll make a decision from there. I've been working on safety since the spring and working on my footwork. Playing defensive end, I've worked on my tackling ability and being physical."
Next up for Grant will be more possible visits to possibly Michigan State and TCU in July. A commitment probably won't come until after he completes his senior season.
"I'm looking for a good relationship with the coaches and the players," Grant said. "I'm going to wait things out – probably until after the football season."