Former FSU RB transferring to JUCO

Earlier this week, it was reported by Noles247 that Florida State running back Anthony Grant was no longer with the team. Now, it appears that he’ll be taking the JUCO route, transferring to Garden City Community College. A redshirt sophomore in 2020, Grant will have one season of eligibility available in Junior College.

The Georgia native wasn’t expected to be a major contributor this upcoming season due to FSU’s bolstered running back depth. The Seminoles added Texas A&M transfer Jashaun Corbin, JUCO La’Damian Webb, and high school prospects Lawrance Toafili, Corey Wren, and Ja’Khi Douglas to a backfield that already included Khalan Laborn over the offseason. Thankfully, the depth makes his departure not a significant loss.

Grant appeared in all 12 of Florida State’s games in 2018, mainly playing on special teams and as a reserve at running back. He finished his true freshman season with five rushes for zero yards, nine tackles, and 11 kick returns for 247 yards. Grant was not with the team for the majority of the 2019 season and ended up taking a redshirt for the year.

The former three-star prospect signed with the ‘Noles over Tennessee, who he was previously verbally committed to, on National Signing Day. He becomes the eighth member of former head coach Willie Taggart’s 2018 recruiting class who is no longer with the program. A.J. Lytton (4*), Tre’Shaun Harrison (4*), Xavier Peters (4*), Malcolm Lamar (4*), and D’Marcus Adams (3*) all previously transferred while Christian Meadows (4*) and Christian Armstrong (3*) were both medically disqualified.

Grant joins a Garden City program that averaged 225.8 yards on the ground per game and scored 37 rushing touchdowns in 2019. Three different running backs had 90+ carries for the Broncbusters a season ago. Hopefully, Grant will find the opportunity he’s looking for that will propel him back to the FBS.

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