January 21, 2012

Eagles lose a commitment

For weeks rumors have been swirling that Sam Grant was wavering in his commitment to Boston College. He has spoken very little about the status of that commitment in recent weeks but on Saturday he made a difficult decision.

The 6-foot-6, 240-pound tight end has decided to decommit from the Eagles.

That's what he told EagleAction.com via text message on Saturday evening.

"Today I officially decommitted from BC," Grant wrote.

"This was a very difficult decision but after much soul searching it was the right decision for me. Contrary to many reports I have NOT committed to another program at this time. I wish BC nothing but the best."

The North Royalton (Ohio) St. Edward tight end had verbally committed to BC in early June but in recent weeks said he was still entertaining interest from programs like Arkansas, Oklahoma and Michigan.

With just a short time remaining until National Signing Day we should soon learn what the Eagles plan to do at the tight end position.

In the past sources have indicated the Eagles might have considered offering Jameson McShea if Grant backed out of his verbal.

Grant is ranked the No. 35 tight end in the nation and the No. 48 prospect in Ohio.

His decision comes just days after Akeel Lynch, a three-star New York running back, also decided to decommit from the Eagles.

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