Florida State took just a single running back in its 2018 recruiting class, and for good reason: the Seminoles didn’t need to take any more, as they’re absolutely loaded at the position. Returning are Cam Akers, Jacques Patrick, Amir Rasul, Khalan Laborn, and Zaquandre White; and now add Anthony Grant to that list, as the 3-star Georgia product flipped from Tennessee to FSU to add even more depth to the offensive backfield.
This is our first installment in a series of these scouting reports, going from one position group to the next, so be sure to check back for the others. Below, find our staff rundown of Grant.
Anthony Grant is a 5’11 200-pound bowling-ball style running back. The first play of Grant’s highlight tape is pure power, and he destroys the safety fitting inside. Grant was built for Coach Taggart’s power-based running scheme.
He has a knack for being square and playing behind his pads. As a runner, Grant looks for contact and finishes all runs near the sideline. Grant shows off a combination of jump cuts into and out of holes that displays good feet and vision. He checks a lot of boxes with size, power, and vision at the running back position. There is evidence of good balance as well, which is key for all running backs.
The best part of Grant’s game is that he is a fit for the Gulf Coast offense. Grant is at his quickest in a phone booth and gets in and out of his cuts quickly. This young man is a perfect compliment to a running quarterback because he will always play on your side of the line of scrimmage.
Here are Grant’s senior highlights: