A Closer Look: LB Grant Watanabe
Linebacker Grant Watanabe
Linebacker Grant Watanabe
Field Reporter
Posted Apr 16, 2013

San Antonio (Tex.) Brennan linebacker Grant Watanabe left a strong impression after competing at the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp. FOX Sports NEXT takes a closer look at his junior highlights and recent recruiting news surrounding the prospect...

Name: Grant Watanabe

High School: San Antonio (Tex.) Brennan

Position: Linebacker (projected to play inside)

Height and weight: 5-foot-11, 225-pounds

Offers from: Colorado, Utah

Other interest: Baylor, Ole Miss, Boise State, UTSA, SMU

Family ties: Older brother Ethan Watanabe currently plays tight end at Hawaii.

Busy with college visits: As reported by Midlands recruiting reporter Erin Hartigan, Watanabe recently toured Colorado, before making the rounds in Texas, taking in a UTSA practice and then attending Baylor's spring game. The athlete visited SMU the following day before heading to the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp. Watanabe also tripped to Boise State last weekend.

Recent news: Watanabe proved to be a fierce competitor at the NFTC, where he, in the eyes of the Midlands recruiting team, raised his "recruiting stock."

After the camp, Watanabe told Hartigan that he is "keeping options open" but currently sees himself on the West Coast, stating, "I'd like to play anywhere in the Pac-12; just the way they play, the passion, the defensive style. I feel that's where I fit."

Junior highlights:

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