Not everyone on the roster is eligible, you know. A few kids have numbers, but they won’t be taking the field. Marcus Grant is sitting out under NCAA transfer rules.
Grant’s path to Boston College began in his South Shore hometown of Carver. From there, he shipped up to Groton to attend Lawrence Academy, where he was a teammate of current Eagle Max Ricci. During his time at Lawrence, Grant was hailed for his performance on and off the field, being noted as a strong student and a good wide receiver. He had 557 yards and eight receiving touchdowns in his senior year. His ESPN scouting report said very plainly what they thought of him:
Grant is a very good athlete that is clearly the best player on [Lawrence Academy's team] and likely the best player on the field regardless of who the opponent is.
Boston College offered the three-star Grant coming out of high school, but he ultimately chose to go play for Kirk Ferentz at Iowa. While playing for the Hawkeyes, Grant made it into five games as a true freshman. It was only when “family reasons” became an issue that Grant decided to leave the Midwest and come back home to Massachusetts.
Our school whiffed on Grant the first time, but we are lucky to have him now. In 2013 and beyond, he’ll likely become an integral part of the Eagles’ wide receiving corps.