The last month of Jerami Grant’s recruitment had been a roller coaster. He was rumored to have trimmed his list to Maryland and Rutgers, and then a new list of Rutgers, Notre Dame and Syracuse was released.
Throughout it all, though, sources close to the situation continued to say Syracuse was squarely in the mix – and even in front for Grant’s services.
On Friday, Grant justified all the Syracuse talk by announcing his commitment to the Orange.
Team Takeover coach Keith Stevens confirmed the news to CBSSports.com.
Grant, a 6-foot-7 forward from DeMatha (Md.) and the son of former NBA veteran Harvey Grant, chose Syracuse over Big East rivals Notre Dame and Syracuse. The high schooler is also the younger brother of Jerian Grant, a sophomore at Notre Dame, and Jerai Grant, who just finished his career at Clemson.
On the court, Grant made a name for himself over the past couple of years. He is long and athletic, and improved his passing and ball-handling skills. He is a menace in the mid-range, using his ability to attack the rim and knock down jumpers to create matchup problems. His length should be an asset in Syracuse’s zone defense.
Grant is ranked No. 49 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100.