Exeter’s Grandison is D1 Bound

New England Recruiting Report | Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Jacob Grandison 2017

Phillips Exeter Academy post-graduate Jacob Grandison accepted a full scholarship offer from Holy Cross College last week.

The commitment marked the culmination of a very eventful week for Grandison.

First, he helped Exeter capture their second NEPSAC Class A championship in the last four years and earned MVP honors with a 20 point performance in the finals win over Suffield. Just two days later, he was named third team All-New England in Class A.

A skilled 6-foot-6 forward from California, Grandison played with Team Lillard on the summer circuit and arrived in New England without any division I offers this fall.

He continued to ascend throughout the course of the season, picking up a division II offer in late January, and accumulating increasing division I interest along the way.

Holy Cross already held a commitment from another Exeter post-grad, Kyle Copeland, and so they were often in the gym to monitor his progress. That gave them a frontrow seat to witness Grandison's continued growth and so they offered a scholarship shortly after the season.

Exeter's class of 2017 now includes three division I products in Grandison, Copeland, and Javante McCoy (Boston University) as well as Team MVP, Mitchell Kirsch, who is headed to Claremont McKenna.