Saturday, April 09, 2011

Back in Position

Bruce Grant in his Fordham Prep days

Bruce Grant, the local NYC product from Fordham Prep with blazing speed, has switched from wide receiver to running back.

It’s probably not a surprise to Grant’s high school coaches who featured him at RB and were richly rewarded for it.

When the Lions listed him as a WR last summer, it raised some eyebrows among those who were not sure that Grant would be able to catch the ball in traffic.

Now Grant, who also was a two-time high school All American as a NYC track star, is back at what seems like his more natural position.

It also seems like speed will be as prominently featured as possible in the Lions offense this fall. Whether that means there will be a totally different offensive system, is yet to be seen.

But can you imagine how gassed opposing defenders will be after four quarters of chasing after Grant, Nick Gerst, Marcorus Garrett, and Sean Brackett?

Let’s just say I hope they have a steady supply of oxygen on the visitors bench at Wien Stadium this fall.

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At Sat Apr 09, 08:40:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, my kids both go to the "Prep" as they call it. Coach I spoke with seemed to think he was more of a natural RB than a WR, so I think this is a good thing. In fact, given what they said, I was somewhat surprised when CU announced that he would line up at receiver.

Either way, obviously this was a big get for us.

At Sun Apr 10, 01:31:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeehaw! Sounds like we have 4 guys with legit speed and elusiveness. It'd be cool if they ran a triple option package with these guys, that would be a real curveball for opposing defenses to have to cover.

At Sun Apr 10, 05:08:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No reason they can't run for 2,000+ yards as a team this year, we need to control the line of scrimmage if we want to have a winning record and contend for the title.

At Sun Apr 10, 06:34:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a big back who can move the pile.

At Sun Apr 10, 08:21:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's after April 1st and acceptance letters have gone out .... won't be long before we know who will be in the incoming Freshman class .... that kid Silvio (Hoover, AL) could be THE big back if they let a Freshman start or at least get playing time ....

Frank F '70C

At Sun Apr 10, 10:57:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd think the reason the coaches moved Grant to WR was size -- he came in at only 180. Now that he's had a year of the strengthening program he should be bigger. Anyone know what his current size stats are?

At Mon Apr 11, 02:58:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we have any other recruits from Alabama besides Silvio?

At Mon Apr 11, 08:21:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One rising senior has told me that the fewer first years who play, the stronger the program. As far as Grant, he looks like he needs to get a little bigger. I hear that Garrett and Gerst have both gotten bigger.

At Tue Apr 12, 03:48:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any reports on Spring Ball up to now?


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