Grammer has a new home

Grammer has a new home

American Christian quarterback Austin Grammer's recruitment has been quite a roller coaster. Once committed to one of the most prolific offenses in the nation, the standout signal caller found himself without a home after a coaching change. Since then he's spoken to a handful of programs, but just recently decided on his next home.

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"[Middle Tennessee] just started talking to me last Thursday. Coach Faulkner actually called me first, hung up and then Coach Stockstill called me and offered me," Grammer says. "Then they came down and had dinner and all and then my parents and I went on a visit this past weekend."

It's no wonder that Middle Tennessee would be interested in Grammer based on his senior stats: 3,007 yards passing for 30 touchdowns to only four interceptions. He also had 497 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. The only surprising thing about his recruitment is that it took the Blue Raiders so long to get in touch.

When asked how the visit went, Grammer offered up one word: "Incredible."

"The facilities impressed me a lot, actually. I didn't expect it to be that nice – I didn't know that much about them actually," he says. "Everybody on the staff seemed like real genuine guys I could see myself growing as a person and as a player there."

In addition to being wowed by the campus, facilities and town of Murfreesboro, Grammer mentioned that he spent some time discussing the offense with quarterback coach Buster Faulkner.

"It's really funny because I started talking to Coach Faulkner about the offense and they actually have a lot of the same play calls as I do in high school," he says. "I think the transition into the offense will be good for me. They throw the ball a good bit and that's what I did in high school. I think the main thing would be the transition part, because that's hard to learn at the college level, so I think that'll help me out a lot."

Evidently, the Blue Raiders made enough impact on the 6-2, 200 lb. signal caller that he decided to go ahead and call it. Prior to heading home to Birmingham, Grammer informed Coach Stockstill that he was committing to Middle Tennessee.

"Before I left Sunday I met with Stock and told him that's where I wanted to be and where I wanted to play. He told me he was excited and I was excited. I'm sold on them."

Luckily for Blue Raider fans, Grammer isn't a stranger to the whole recruiting process, so he's pretty solid in his stance that Middle Tennessee is where he wants to be. In fact, he was previously committed to the Houston Cougars, but that didn't pan out due to things beyond Austin's control.

"I was committed to Houston this June and Coach Sumlin was the head coach and Coach Kingsbury was the quarterback coach that recruited me," Grammer says. "They both went to A&M and when they left they took the whole offensive staff with them and a lot of the defensive coaches left, too. So all the guys I knew and were comfortable with were gone. I didn't want to get out there in the Summer and not be comfortable, so I thought the best decision would be for me to de-commit."

Since his de-commitment late last year, Grammer has spoken with a handful of schools, but he wasn't really comfortable with any of the potential suitors – that is until his most recent visit to Murfreesboro. Now he's just enjoying the relaxing effect of being done with recruiting and getting prepped to ink on Wednesday.

Stay tuned to BlueRaiderZone.com for more on Austin through signing day and beyond!

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