In one of the shortest recruitments in recent memory, Virginia got a commitment Thursday from three-star Courtland athlete Nick Grant. Grant's commitment comes in record time as he only received his offer from the Hoos on Tuesday. His pledge comes at the perfect time as Grant was scheduled to visit Blacksburg next week.
Grant is listed as an athlete, and the video above shows him playing wide receiver, cornerback and returning punts, but he is likely slated to play cornerback at Virginia. As his highlight tape shows, Grant has excellent hands, a great nose for the ball and the ability to bust loose and turn routine plays into big gains.
Grant's commitment is only the second on the defensive side of the ball for UVa in 2016 (along with linebacker commit Landan Word) and helps to fortify what will certainly be a position of need. Virginia's current roster is upperclassman heavy at corner with seniors Maurice Canady and Demetrious Nicholson teaming with juniors Tim Harris and Divante Walker to occupy the top four slots. While the Hoos did add a few cornerbacks in the 2015 class that will arrive on Grounds in August, Grant will likely have the opportunity to make an impact early in his career.
Virginia's 2016 class is beginning to pick up steam as Grant's commitment marks the third in the past few weeks, joining those of running back Tre Harbison and wide receiver Neru N'Shaka. With spring practice having just concluded hopefully the Hoos can carry this momentum into the crucial summer camp circuit.