Benicia, Calif., inside linebacker Grant Izokovic (6-2, 218, 4.7) is also getting attention for his long snapping skills. He recently was the only long snapper invited to Chris Sailer's punt/kick combine on the 11th and 12th of January which is being held at UNLV.
Izokovic is an outstanding athlete who also plays tight end for Benicia but it will be as a long snapper/linebacker that he gets his ride to the next level.
Izokovic is such a good long snapper that the Stanford Cardinal is considering offering him a scholarship for that skill alone. It isn’t surprising the Cardinal likes him as a long snapper. His snaps are around an incredible 0.82 seconds at 16 yards.
Izokovic is a having a fine senior season at his mike linebacker spot. Though he has been double or tripled team and opponents have avoided running in his direction all year long, still he has registered over 80 tackles with over 20 tackles for loss.
Izokovic has also caught 11 passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns from his tight end spot.
The word is Stanford, San Jose State, Army, and Air Force is very close to offering. He is hearing from Colorado State, Arizona, Notre Dame, UNC, Kansas State, Oregon State, and others.
San Jose State and Colorado State are recruiting Izokovic for is talents as a linebacker/long snapper combo. Stanford, SJSU, Air Force, Colorado State, and Army are the schools recruiting him the hardest therefore these schools are in his top five.
What does Izokovic want in a school?
“I want to like the coaches,” Izokovic said. “I want to play close to home but I will travel wherever if necessary. I also want a nice setting and location.”
“Stanford is my number one choice,” Izokovic said. “It has always been my dream to attend school and play football for Stanford.”