Kenneth Grant, Wolverine

Kenneth Grant, Wolverine

December 10, 2021
Merrillville (IN) Merrillville defensive tackle Kenneth Grant

Merrillville (IN) Merrillville defensive tackle Kenneth Grant committed to Michigan on September 28, 2021. Being in the midst of football season myself, I simply didn’t have time to post about him then and let it slide for a couple months. I apologize for the delay.

Grant picked Michigan over offers from Ohio State and Wisconsin, where he took official visits, and a several other schools.

ESPN: 3-star, 78 grade, #50 DT
On3: 4-star, 94 grade, #19 DL, #129 overall
Rivals: 3-star, 5.7 grade, #38 DT
247 Sports: 4-star, 90 grade, #43 DL

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Grant is listed at 6’4″ and 335 lbs., and he looks all of that. I would not have been surprised if he were listed at 6’5″ or 6’6″. He dwarfs his opponents in Indiana, and he will also look huge in a college uniform. Grant shows excellent quickness and athleticism for his size. His highlights show frequent use of a swim move, and he even works in a spin. He bends fairly well for a guy his size and changes direction pretty well.

I would like to see Grant work on his hand strike going into college; he’s quicker than a lot of high school linemen, but he’s going to have to engage blockers more often in college. I also think he will be another player who will have to watch his weight in college, just like former Wolverines Michael Onwenu, William Campbell, etc.

Overall, Grant is a very solid prospect who looks like former Michigan nose tackle Gabe Watson. Watson was listed at 6’4″ and 331 lbs. as a senior. He never really seemed to reach his potential, as he always seemed to be out of shape. He would flash on occasion and became a 4th round pick of the Cardinals. Grant has a very similar body type and skill set, though I think Grant moves laterally a little bit better. Grant will probably be a two-down 0-tech or shade.

TTB Rating: 79

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