Martinsburg senior basketball standout Donte Grantham has seen his stock rise significantly over the past year in the recruiting circles. The 6-foot-7 small forward has picked up several D-I scholarship offers, including Marshall.
“It’s going good,” Grantham said of the recruiting process. “Villanova is in the picture now and they’re coming to my game February 3rd. Marshall offered me, along with VMI, Radford, George Mason and James Madison.”
Grantham also has other offers from Northern Kentucky, Morgan State and Morehead State as well. Also more in the picture of late has been West Virginia. WVU assistant Ron Everhart was in attendance Saturday for Martinsburg’s game against Morgantown and has seen Grantham play several times this year.
“I like West Virginia a lot – the facilities, coaches and players,” Grantham said. “Coach Everhart and I are close.”
West Virginia, which has already signed four players to its 2013 recruiting class, has yet to offer Grantham a scholarship – although one may be on the way.
“He said the offer might be coming, just for me to wait and be patient and don’t make a quick decision,” Grantham said. “I’m just going to wait things out and see what I get.”
And if he does eventually get an offer from WVU?
“I would still talk to my family about it, but I would like that a lot,” he said.
Morgantown’s Nathan Adrian, of course, is one of those four players to have already signed with West Virginia’s 2013 class. Adrian scored 23 points to Grantham’s 17 in Morgantown’s upset of the top ranked Bulldogs on Saturday.
“He’s very good and I hope he gets to come play with me someday,” Adrian said of Grantham.
“He’s a player – I like him and he’s a nice kid,” said Morgantown head coach Tom Yester. “He and a lot of Martinsburg’s players have nice quickness.”
If WVU would offer and sign Grantham, there would certainly be some more shuffling on the roster as the Mountaineers would be two over their scholarship limit. With four players already coming in with the 2013 class, West Virginia loses just three players from this year’s team to graduation.