Rumors have persisted the last few weeks that Piscataway, N.J. cornerback Dwayne Gratz may be looking around. Rivals caught up with the Connecticut commitment to see what is going on with his recruitment.
"I am pretty solid with my decision," he said. "There was a couple of factors I've thought about and something I didn't totally like with Connecticut roster and depth, particularly with defensive backs. I saw that they have 18 defensive backs and none of them are seniors. That has made me think twice about my decision.
"I do still really like Connecticut. I know they aren't the best, but I like that they are a building program that'll be better in the future. It's still something I want to be a part of and I know I can make an impact on the team to make them better."
Is Gratz still committed?
"I've talked to my coach and I think I'm going to at least look at a couple other colleges," he said. "I'm a man of my word and it'd be rare if I'd commit somewhere else. It would especially be real difficult to go to another Big East program."
While the three-star prospect maintains he's committed, he has been receiving interest from a variety of schools.
"I'm receiving interest from Clemson, Rutgers, Michigan State and NC State," he said. "Rutgers has been saying they want me to stay home and be apart of something special. They haven't offered, but I think they will soon. Clemson, NC State and Michigan State are waiting to offer until they see a couple games of my season this year."
Do any of the colleges catch his eye?
"Right now I'd say Clemson, Michigan State and Rutgers have a chance," he said. "I am still committed to UConn. I have no clue on visits, but I am going to take some just to make sure I'm comfortable with my decision. I'll probably take one or two visits after the season."
Meanwhile, Gratz opened the season last week helping his team to a 41-14 victory.
"We have a lot of athletes and we work hard," he said. "Ever since summer two-a-days, I think I performed well. It's been hard for me since people aren't really throwing to my side. I'm just continuing to work out there."