3-star RB Anthony Grant pays tribute to late mother, commits to Tennessee

Anthony Grant

Tennessee continued its hot streak on the recruiting trail Sunday afternoon, picking up a commitment from three-star running back Anthony Grant.

He announced his decision on Twitter, where he also paid tribute to his late mother.

“I’ve been thinking about it for a while and I have been plotting out everything that I want in a school and Tennessee fit in every single category,” Grant told GN. “The more and more I go up to that school, the more and more it feels like home. Plus, me and (running backs) Coach (Robert) Gillespie, the running backs coach; we have a great relationship. So that’s what made my decision.”

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Grant, from Buford (Ga.) High; is among the top 20 running backs in the nation in the 2018 recruiting class.

Grant chose the Volunteers over North Carolina and Virginia Tech. He also had offers from Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Ole Miss and many more.

Grant said he has built a great relationship with the Tennessee coaching staff.

“It’s been great and all of them are great people,” he said. “The fan base is great and just everything about Tennessee is great to me.

“It’s exciting and I can’t wait. I’m going to give them all that I have.”

As a player, Grant feels he brings versatility to the table.

“I feel like my strength is that I can do anything on the field,” Grant said. “If they stop me running the ball, I feel like I can then run a route. I can block and I feel like I am a very diverse running back. I’m an every down back.”

Grant is happy to be a part of what the Vols are building in its 2018 recruiting class.

“I was up there for Orange Carpet Day and I was with all the players and all that,” he said. “They are all great people.”

Grant Tennessee’s 14th commitment in its 2018 recruiting class. That is second most in the SEC, trailing only LSU who has 21.

Tennessee picked up a commitment from four-star all-purpose back Lyn-J Dixon on Saturday afternoon.

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