Getting a 4-star recruit is great. But going out of state and stealing one from Michigan? That’s heavenly.
It’s not like Michigan didn’t try to sign him as they were one of the many schools to offer Grant a scholarship.
Some other Big Ten schools to offer Grant a scholarship were Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State and Minnesota.
The fact Grant signed with those Purdue instead of those Big Ten schools or an elite program like Notre Dame speaks volumes to what Coach Brohm is doing on the recruiting trail.
Edging out in-state schools Michigan and Michigan State is also a huge coup for Purdue.
Despite the heavy competition, Purdue got a commitment from the Detroit, Mich., native who is the 80th overall prospect on the ESPN 300, and the 31st ranked safety in the class of 2019.
“I figured I can hop on board,” Grant said via the Journal and Courier. “They’ve got some other players who have committed – a couple of stars – and there’s a lot of people starting to look at Purdue.
“I feel like we can change the culture, change the game and make something happen.”
Besides being a part of Purdue’s newfound success and new culture, what was the secret to Grant signing with Purdue? They sent recruitment mail to his entire family, including his grandma.
“They sent mail to my house more than anybody,” Grant joked with the Journal and Courier. “They would send it to my grandma’s house. That was one of the signs.”
Grant has a nose for sniffing out plays and the hard-hitting safety had 67 tackles last season, including 44 solo tackles.
He also had five tackles for loss and four interceptions, returning two of those for touchdowns.
Marvin Grant Bio
High School: Martin Luther King
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Weight: 200 pounds
Here are some recruiting mixes and a mini-documentary on the talented safety: