Scout's database showed Ethan Grant as a soft-verbal. Is that still the case…
Oregon verbal visits Minnesota
"I just got back from my official visit to Minnesota on Monday," said Ethan Grant. "I am going to Oregon this weekend. I have a planned visit to TCU in October. After that visit we will go from there. I will still have two visits left. I am not sure if I will take them or not." Grant talked more about his official visit to Minnesota. "The trip was great," he said. "Minnesota is a good place. I developed a great relationship with the head coach [Tim Brewster] and running backs coach [Thomas Hammock]." "We went straight to the athletic room when we got there. I met some of the guys like Jay Thomas. They gave us a campus tour and saw the athletic buildings." "The game started at 7:00 against Air Force. We went on the field. We saw them warm-up and go through the routine." "It was a good game. Air Force has a nice team. Minnesota came out with the W. I expected it to be more laid back, but it was a sold out game. They have a lot of support out there. The fans were crazy." "After the game I kind of hung out. I talked to my mom about it. She liked it. We went to the locker room. Coach Brewster had a meeting, and I listened to his post game talk. I went out to dinner that night, and that was about it." "I went to breakfast with the whole coaching staff and everyone else on the official visit. We had breakfast at the stadium in a box. We then watched some film from the game. They told us what they do on Sundays and what they try to correct." "I got some one-on-one time with coach Brewster. The visit went good. We talked about my overall visit and how I felt about Minnesota. He is a good coach. He is going to turn the program around and take them back to the Rose Bowl." "The best part about my official visit was probably the game. I like how different the fans were from what I thought they would be. They are building on to the stadium. It's going to be crazy. I can't wait for that." The Sunshine State prospect has high interest in the Big 10 program. "I like how it's not too rural or urban," Grant said. "It's a nice in-between. It's a great place besides it being cold. There are things to do, but not too much. It's not busy like New York. People go about their business." Grant remains committed to Oregon, but he moves to soft verbal status as soon as he scheduled another visit. He will take an official visit to Eugene this weekend when Utah comes to town. "My commitment to Oregon is still up there," he stated. "I haven't de-committed or anything like that. I am going to take my official visit and go from there." "I talked to coach [Gary] Campbell a little while ago. He is excited as well as coach [Chip] Kelly. I can't wait either. I get to see a game in person. It's going to be exciting." Grant explained why such an early commitment to the Ducks. "What sold me was Mike Bellotti was a good guy," he said. "From changing from head coach to athletic director isn't a big deal. He is there, and I'll be OK with that. Coach Kelly recruited me as an athlete. I love the offense and atmosphere they have going on. It's a great place to be." Another official visit takes place next month with his curiosty high about the program. "TCU is good school," Grant said. "I was wondering what is going on there. LaDainian Tomlison is a great running back. I was wondering who taught him. I wanted to see for myself the coaches they have there. I could learn a lot from coach [Jarrett] Anderson and TCU." Grant has helped guide his team to an undefeated record with a stellar performance. "The season is going real good," he said. "We are 2-0. We played University School and Sebastian River. We play Spruce Creek at home this week." "My season is going good. My best game was against Sebastian River. I put up 215 yards. I have around 375 yards rushing on the year and three touchdowns."
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