Janarion Grant, a former Pasco High football standout, will return to Rutgers (New Jersey) University for his final season of eligibility in 2017, holding off the NFL Draft for another year.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound wide receiver was granted a medical redshirt after a broken ankle prematurely ended his true senior season last September.
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., said that he thinks a healthy Grant might have been drafted in the seventh round because of his special teams’ ability. Grant is tied for the NCAA career record with eight punt and kick returns for touchdowns.
Grant graduated from Pasco High in 2013. An all-purpose player, Grant played wide receiver, defensive back and special teams for the Pirates.