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Nebraska Football: RB Anthony Grant set to visit this weekend

Nebraska football is set to have a bunch of visitors on campus this weekend. One of the visitors that intrigues me the most is running back Anthony Grant.

Grant most recently played at New Mexico Military Institute. A member of the class of 2022, he is the top running back in the 2022 junior college class, and the second overall running back in the class from the state of Georgia per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

As noted in a report from Mike Schaefer of 247Sports, Grant still has visits to USC and FAU scheduled for this month.

It is worth noting that Anthony Grant is from Buford, Ga. That is where Gabe Ervin calls home. It’s good to see that the program is going back to the proverbial well for another talented running back.

Coming off a strong season season

Grant was dominant for New Mexico Military Institute in 2021. He recorded 819 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games played. For their part,  New Mexico Military went 9-1.

Grant was formally a Florida State running back. He was primarily a kick returner in 2019, receiving 11 kicks for 247 yards.

Grant intrigues me just because Nebraska football has focused on running backs over the past couple of weeks. They have added three running backs in the past month. With Brian Applewhite now in the fold, Nebraska can finally begin to put their stamp on the running back position, as the new staff continues to get settled.

I’ll be interested to see what happens in terms of Nebraska’s chances of landing Grant. This is a big weekend for them in terms of undecided prospects visiting.  Getting Grant to commit would be a notch in Applewhite’s proverbial belt. Adding proven depth to the running back room is never a bad thing, and although Grant did not see a ton of snaps, he still knows what it takes to compete in big-time college football.

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