Surprise: Jerami Grant Cuts Maryland, Down to Three

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What a tease (the situation, not Grant himself). Via his coach, Mike Jones:

Jerami Grant narrowed his list this afternoon to Notre Dame, Rutgers and Syracuse.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

 

That, of course, is a surprise, given that Josh Barr said he was down to MD and Rutgers just a few days ago, and was ready to decide.

So, two explanations here. First, perhaps Barr got it wrong. That's possible. But remember that one big thing changed in-between then and now: Jake Layman committed. I know some people say Layman can play the 2, but that's not his primary position in college, no way no how. He's a 3-4 tweener, much like Grant, which leads to theory #2: it's possible that Grant just didn't feel the minutes were there between the two of them. Recruiting is a game of musical chairs, for both the recruits and the programs. Maybe Grant acted too slowly.

It's a real downer, regardless. I liked Grant's game, and a commitment from him would've had this class rolling. Now, the chase for that big 3/face-up 4 hybrid turns to Amile Jefferson and another personal favorite of mine, Elijah Macon. Gear up.

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