Samajie Grant said he will take his new Utah offer seriously because his former friend Kenneth Scott plays there so the Utes definitely have a chance to land his commitment as well.
The Ontario (Calif.) Colony athlete said he's nowhere near making his decision but with Scott at Utah there is definitely a connection there worth considering. He has some other major programs to think about, too.
"They've been sending me letters in the mail but I haven't talked to them until the other day," Grant said of Utah.
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"I know a lot about them because my friend, he was sort of my mentor my freshman year, he goes there.
"I will consider them because (Scott) wouldn't choose the wrong place. Honestly, I used to want to be just like him in my freshman year. They're an option for me."
Grant, who can be effective on offense, defense or special teams, has seen his recruitment take off in recent weeks.
So far, Arizona, UCLA, Utah and Washington State have offered the Ontario Colony standout and other Pac-12 schools including Arizona State and Washington have been showing interest.
Since the recruiting process is really in its infancy with Grant, and because he needs to do more research on all the programs, he said a commitment is a long way off. More offers and interest could be coming in so Grant doesn't want to rush anything.
"It's good but it makes it harder on me," Grant said.
"If I could go to all the colleges, I would, but when it comes down to the end and you can only pick one it's going to be a tough decision."