January 5, 2011

Grant makes the most of opportunity

Future Hawkeye wide receiver Marcus Grant did not get many passes thrown his way in the NUC All-World Gridiron Classic last week, but still enjoyed the experience and made the most of the opportunity. We caught up with the three-star prospect to talk about the all-star game, his upcoming visit to Iowa City, helping the Hawkeyes recruit this year, and much more. Read what he had to say right here.

Q: What was the whole all-star game experience like for you?

GRANT: It was cool. I mean it was definitely different just going against all BCS level players, but it was a good experience. It was real competitive in practice because everyone was really into it and kind of seeing what they had against the top players. It was good to see where you measure yourself at right now.

Q: How did you think you did during the week?

GRANT: I thought I did really well. I just went out there and just went hard, had fun, and played my game. I pushed myself a little more and didn't take any reps off. I just stayed focus and felt I did really well.

Q: In the game, they didn't really throw the ball your way much did they?

GRANT: No, just one time and it was kind of a broken play. I came in a day late because we had a blizzard out here, so I was kind of behind with the plays and in the game they didn't really call my number. I was kind of disappointed about it, but we got the win and that's all that matters. I just tried to do the little things to help us win.

As a senior, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Grant caught 26 passes for 557 yards and eight touchdowns. In April, the three-star prospect committed to Iowa over scholarship offers from Boston College, Syracuse, and Connecticut.

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