I have decided to transfer from Iowa due to Family issues, it was a personal decision for me and had nothing to do with any coach or PT— Marcus Grant (@MgrantLA6) December 2, 2011
A lot in my short time in Iowa and want to Thank every1 for being so supportive, I will lookto transfer somewhere closer to hometo bewith my— Marcus Grant (@MgrantLA6) December 2, 2011
Family, thanks to all the fans and university for everything as well my family and I are so grateful— Marcus Grant (@MgrantLA6) December 2, 2011
Closer to home eh? The three-star Grant would be left with only a few options if he wanted to play FBS ball near home -- Boston College, UConn or future MAC punching bag UMass. On December 16, Grant clued the world that he had made a choice where he wanted to transfer.
Today is a great day! Found a home— Marcus Grant (@MgrantLA6) December 17, 2011
This has to be the first Boston College transfer / recruit to announce his decision on Twitter. I can't imagine that Gene DeFilippo is too happy about this. Grant's announcement is very exciting news for the program, especially with this weeks announcement of new Offensive Coordinator Doug Martin. Grant is a fast receiver, ran a 4.5 40, and should fit in well with the new spread offense that BC allegedly will operate next year.
However, Grant will have to sit out 2012 after finishing 2011 with only one catch for 12 yards.
Grant's announcement is also a huge addition to a wide receiving corp that hasn't been stocked well from recruiting the last two recruiting seasons. Next season BC will have Ifeanyi Momah, Bobby Swigert, Alex Amidon, Colin Larmond Jr., Spiffy Evans and possibly Clyde Lee. That is not much depth for a spread gameplan that includes many five receiver sets. Obviously Martin will be adapting the playbook to work with the strengths and personnel that BC has, but getting a solid receiver like Grant is a great get, especially if BC is serious about employing a pass heavy offense.
Welcome to the Heights, Marcus. Go Eagles!