Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland added one more piece to his 2020-21 roster last week, receiving a commitment from graduate transfer Jamarcus Grant. Formerly of Oregon State University and the University of Northern Colorado, Grant is projected to compete at heavyweight for the Boilermakers while pursuing his graduate degree in business analytics from the Krannert School of Management.
“We’re excited to add another outstanding individual to our room, who is driven both on the mat and in the classroom,” said Ersland. “We think Jamarcus has a ton of untapped potential and we’re going to take one last run with him to see if we can help him achieve his dreams.”
A native of Hillsboro, Oregon, Grant enrolled at Northern Colorado after a pair of state placewinning performances at Century High School. He spent two seasons with the Bears, competing as a true freshman at 184 and 197 pounds and then redshirting his second year in Greeley, Colorado. After transferring to Oregon State, Grant saw action at 197 and heavyweight for the Beavers, compiling a 32-32 record and starting 26 duals in his two seasons. He placed at both the West Virginia Mountaineer Invitational and the Navy Classic in 2019-20.
“Choosing Purdue was an easy decision for me as it allows me to pursue incredibly opportunities as both a student and an athlete,” said Grant. “I have a chance to chase my wrestling dreams and obtain my master’s degree, meaning the possibilities are limitless. I’m excited to be a part of the Boilermaker family!”
Grant received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Oregon State.