Martinsburg High small forward Donte Grantham announced via Twitter on Sunday afternoon that he received a scholarship offer from West Virginia coach Bob Huggins.
If the 6-foot-7 Grantham commits and signs with West Virginia, it would leave the Mountaineers with one more vacant scholarship available for the 2013 class. The spring signing period begins Wednesday, April 17. WVU signed four players, all forwards, during the fall signing period.
The West Virginia Sports Writers Association’s player of the year, Grantham also has been targeted by Clemson, Marshall, George Mason, James Madison, Morehead State, VMI, and Radford, with several major-college programs expressing interest.
Grantham fueled Martinsburg’s Class AAA state championship run by averaging 18.3 points and 9.1 rebounds.
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Following Monday’s official announcement from WVU that three players are on the way out (Aaron Brown, Volodymyr Gerun and Jabarie Hinds), the next obvious question becomes who is on the way in?
The mutual interest between WVU and Martinsburg High standout Donte Grantham has been well noted during recent months. Going back to January, Grantham was being told by the WVU staff to be patient and wait for everything to play out.
“(WVU coaches) said the offer might be coming — just for me to wait and be patient and don’t make a quick decision,” Grantham said in January. “I’m just going to wait things out and see what I get.”
And Grantham certainly has waited, as more teams have jumped on the bandwagon, including recent attention from Clemson, Wake Forest, Cincinnati and Nebraska.
With the three WVU players transferring, it opens up room for two scholarships with the Mountaineers. As of 4 p.m. Monday, Grantham said an offer from WVU was yet to come — although after waiting this long, he’s prepared to remain patient.