September 8, 2006
Gant to visit Washington next weekend
An exploding cell phone for an explosive talent. Darnell Gant's
phone rings like a pizza delivery joint during March Madness: constantly. With offers from California, Oregon, UCLA, Kentucky, USC, Pittsburgh, Nevada and Washington, all are confident that the power forward can deliver on Saturday or any other day of the week. Gant says the Huskies are on the top of his list, making Montlake his first official visit on the 15th of September.
Noting that UCLA was the first to offer, Gant said "they haven't been showing much interest, they haven't been in much contact with me." As a power forward with a tight knit family and a work ethic inspired from his grandfather, Gant remarked the need for closeness, geographic and otherwise. "I got a top four and I would think it's safe to say that Washington is in the lead. I talk with him (Coach Romar) every chance he gets a chance to call, couple times, talk about stuff about my grades how he's happy to keep working hard it's my senior year, the encouraging words keep working with school, in fact, he's calling right now on my cell."
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