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Doran Grant

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Akron, Ohio
St. Vincent-St. Mary
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  • Ht:5'10"
  • Wt:171 lbs
  • 40:4.56 secs
  • Shuttle:3.97
  • Vertical:41 inches
  • GPA:3
  • Class:2011 (High School)
Doran Grant senior highlights11 videos available »

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Ohio St.COMMITTED (01/05/2011)12/17/2010Taver Johnson
ArizonaNoneNoneTim Kish
CincinnatiNoneNoneKerry Coombs
Georgia TechNoneNoneCharles Kelly
Michigan St.None12/03/2010Pat Narduzzi
N. CarolinaNoneNone
Notre DameNoneNone
Penn St.NoneNone
USCNoneNoneWillie Mack Garza

Scouting Report on Doran Grant

by Barry Every - 11/02/2010
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Ball SkillsBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Grant has very wide shoulders with a thin waist and heaps of lean muscle. Though he is not 6-feet tall, he could easily pass as a safety because his frame will hold another 15 to 20 pounds.
Needs Improvement: Grant needs to work on off-man coverage. His reactions to the receiver movements need to be quicker and smoother. He could be more consistent with his tackling techniques because he has a tendency to stop moving his feet after contact.
Most Impressive: His testing numbers match his performance on the football field. Grant can jump out of the building and he has the ball skills to become a difference maker at the next level. His size and strength also make him versatile; he could play some safety in a pinch.
Conclusion: Tough for corners to see early playing time because there is so much to learn and the receivers are much bigger in college. I'm sure he'll get a chance to prove himself on coverage teams. Look for him to end up as an all-conference performer before his college career is over.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Grant has a big weekend on the track06/06/2011

The Ohio High School Track and Field championships this past weekend definitely had a Buckeye flavor to them. Numerous future Buckeyes as well as current recruiting targets took home hardware including Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary star Doran Grant.

Ranking the Big Ten by position02/11/ Football Recruiting
Signing Day 2011: The top 25 teams02/02/ Football Recruiting
Buckeyes dominate Ohio recruiting02/02/
Midwest region top storylines02/01/ Football Recruiting
Roundtable: Notre Dame D-line is tops01/29/ Football Recruiting
Grant remains atop the DB rankings01/24/
Tight battle for top spot in team rankings01/21/ Football Recruiting
Final Rivals250: Breaking down changes01/19/ Football Recruiting
Under Armour game awards01/06/ Football Recruiting
Grant explains his decision01/06/
Spartans move on, after spurned by Jackson, Grant01/06/
Kicker is hero of UA game01/05/ Football Recruiting
Doran Grant picks Ohio State01/05/ Football Recruiting
SEC dominates Under Armour pledges01/05/ Football Recruiting
Top talent still feels they have plenty to prove01/05/ Football Recruiting
U-A declarations: Our predictions01/05/ Football Recruiting
Grant set to announce01/03/ Football Recruiting
Is Doran Grant a Buckeye?01/02/
UA matchup: Red WR vs. White DB01/02/ Football Recruiting
RBs highlight Under Armour12/31/ Football Recruiting
Ask Mike: Can Golden get top talent?12/24/ Football Recruiting
Doran faces a big decision12/19/
Grant visits Ohio State12/01/
Category rankings: Cornerbacks11/26/ Football Recruiting
Big visits on tap11/24/
Ask Mike: Tennessee losing ground?11/12/ Football Recruiting
Top 10: Physical specimens11/07/ Football Recruiting
Ask Mike: Ohio State not done yet11/05/ Football Recruiting
Ask Mike: Don't fret, Auburn fans10/22/ Football Recruiting
Nation's No. 1 CB likes direction MSU is headed10/13/
Doran Grant impressed with U-M despite loss10/10/
Ask Mike: Miami needs Watkins10/01/ Football Recruiting
Ohio's #1 player talks Spartans09/19/
Five stars within reach for these prospects08/25/ Football Recruiting
Texas tops preseason look at recruiting rankings08/25/ Football Recruiting
Grant knows some unofficial visits08/09/
Border Battle: Ohio vs. Michigan07/28/ Football Recruiting
Gridiron Kings Tournament gallery07/26/ Football Recruiting
Gridiron Kings Tournament top performers07/26/ Football Recruiting
Grant has a timetable in mind07/11/
Washington locked in to UC07/07/
Coyne reacts to Washington decision07/07/
BadgerSports names first-team All-Americans07/03/ Football Recruiting's All-NIKE Camp Team - Defense07/02/ Football Recruiting
Cane fan in Ohio waiting on offer07/01/
Four-star corner visits UCLA06/30/
Trojans host Raw Talent06/21/
Atoe gains interest, Barr visits06/20/
Ohio, Ga., N.C. highlight state ranking releases06/18/ Football Recruiting
UA staying on Grant06/13/
CB getting renewed interest from Canes06/03/
Five Ohioans land in Rivals10006/01/
2011 Rankings: Defensive Backs05/27/
Grant looking forward to west coast swing05/25/2010Duck Sports Authority
Kelly visits Ohio's top corner05/22/
Ohio corner has USC high on his list05/13/
Doran Grant is starting over05/11/ Football Recruiting
AMP: Grant dominates at State College05/11/ Football Recruiting
LSU still in pursuit of standout Grant05/09/
State College NIKE Camp top performers05/03/ Football Recruiting
Speed kills at State College NIKE Camp05/02/ Football Recruiting
Grant enjoys spring game trip04/24/
Grant catches up with LT in East Lansing04/12/
Michigan moves up after Grant's visit04/11/
Grant looking to visit Michigan this week04/05/
The Starting Line: Defensive Backs04/02/
UC offers another slot WR04/01/
Akron CB Grant holding steady03/19/
Grant in no hurry to decide03/17/
Grant talks about big weekend03/08/
Records fall in Massillon03/06/ Football Recruiting
LSU offers Ohio corner02/16/
Passing the torch02/14/
Doran Grant talks recruiting02/14/ Football Recruiting
Ohio's best heading west02/12/
Grant planning a trip to the Flats02/10/
Akron blue chip junior visits MSU01/31/
Elite Ohio junior thinking about visits01/14/ Football Recruiting
Grant took in bowl practices01/14/
The OV Review: Doran Grant01/09/
Ohio Varsity's All-Ohio Teams12/26/
Grant talking to elite programs12/16/ Football Recruiting
Doran Grant Talks Cincinnati12/01/
Top 2011 corner visits Spartans11/08/
Grant is ready for playoff run11/03/
Grant had great experience at the ‘Shoe09/13/
Top junior Grant visits the Big House09/06/
Grant picks off Irish offer09/04/
Grant talks about big offer09/03/
Impressions from the Road: Northeast Ohio08/18/ Football Recruiting
Grant is already reeling in offers08/03/
Grant has early offer from Dawgs07/24/
MW Utlimate 100 Notes: Grant getting offers07/16/ Football Recruiting
Midwest Ultimate 100 Hot 11: 2010 Class07/15/ Football Recruiting
Elite junior to camp with Irish06/19/
State College Nike Camp talent analysis05/04/ Football Recruiting
Future Lions represent in State College05/03/ Football Recruiting
Grant likes Irish tradition11/13/
Video: Grant Impresses08/07/
Top 2011 talent shines at Ultimate100 camp06/17/ Football Recruiting
Underclassmen talent comes out in Cleveland05/23/


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