Joe Bendel profiles Pine-Richland tight end Grant Carrigan.
"In a whirlwind 11 months, Grant Carrigan has been enrolled in three high schools, resided in three states and encountered countless classmates.
All the while, this 6-foot-7, 250-pound senior at Pine-Richland High School who committed to Pitt Thursday has served as an indispensable support system to his father, Richard, who is battling leukemia.
"Grant had to make a change geographically, and that's not always an easy thing to do," said Richard Carrigan, a reserve basketball player at Pitt under Roy Chipman and later Paul Evans from 1984-88. "But for him and me to spend time together, it was a great experience. He's been a great help."
Dad and son moved from Las Vegas to Weirton last September so Richard could be closer to his doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he underwent chemotherapy treatments. Then, last month, the entire Carrigan family moved from Vegas to Wexford. Grant enrolled at Pine-Richland in July."