Grant in High SchoolMarcus Grant attends Lawrence Academy out in Groton, Massachusetts. In high school Grant has been a dual-sports star in football and basketball. During his junior year, Grant helped his football team win the ISL (Independent School League) Title and the Samson/Lorden Bowl. In basketball they won the NEPSAC Class C title.
Grant was a multi-threat player last year. He rushed the ball, caught passes, played defense, handled punt and kickoff returns, and even threw a couple of passes.
- Rushing - 25 carries, 349, 4 TDs
- Receiving - 22 catches, 413 yards, 6 TDs
- Passing - 2/2, 37 yards
- Punt Returns - 11 returns, 76 yards, 1 TD
- Kick Returns - 4 returns, 80 yards
- Defense - 13 Solo Tackles, 18 Assisted Tackles, 2 INTs, 24 INT return yards
I had a video from Boston.com (Grant is number 6 in that video. Right away you see him getting absolutely schooled on defense. But later he redeems himself taking a pitch and getting to the edge scoring a touchdown. This was from the ISL Championship game last year.) but found a better one on YouTube.
Based on his numbers and the highlight clip, Grant seems like an explosive player. At 6'3", 190 lbs he certainly has the size to be a good receiver and with DJK, Nordmann, Sandeman, and Chaney all graduating after this year, there will be room for Grant to make an immediate impact when he comes on in 2011.