Sun Prairie East senior Cortez LeGrant Jr. has finally made his collegiate choice. The speedy running back has earned a reputation as one of the state's best football players the past two years, and now he has a home for his collegiate competition. LeGrant Jr. announced via Twitter on Thursday, Jan. 19 that he would accept a preferred walk-on opportunity to join the University of Minnesota's football program.
Heck of a journey to get to this moment. Thank you @coachkaminski @jamchese @Coach_R_Wenger @Shakes_GopherFB for believing in me and @Coach_Fleck for this opportunity. I’m excited to announce my commitment to @GopherFootball @ThemNicBoys #RTB 🛶 〽️ pic.twitter.com/wDLwww6WuI— Cortez D. LeGrant Jr. (@d_legrant) January 20, 2023
"When I was a sophomore, Minnesota was the only school that offered me to come up for a game day visit," LeGrant Jr. said. "I just feel like they've believed in me for a long time. The coaches love me and care about me, and that shows in the program's culture that they've built."