Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011 Recruiting Class Gets Huge Boost: 5-Star Cornerback Doran Grant Commits to Ohio State



Live during Wednesday's Under Armour All-American game, which was broadcast on ESPN, Doran Grant chose Ohio State and Buckeye Nation over his Dad's Alma mater, Michigan State.

“I will be attending The Ohio State University,” Grant said. “My relationship with the coaches was the greatest, I’m ready to be a part of the Buckeye family and do my part in Columbus.”

Grant is an Ohio native and has maintained close ties to the Buckeyes for years, but his family also has a legacy at Michigan State, where his father starred for the Spartans.

He consistently maintained that both schools remained on an equal plain, but after tonight it became clear that his heart was with the Buckeyes all along.

“I’ve been ready to make this decision for a long time,” Grant said.

Grant is the best cornerback prospect in the country, rated No. 1 by Rivals and No. 2 by Scout. He's even better than advertised, and definitely fits the bill at a generous 5'10" and 175 lbs.

He's lighting-fast, tests off the charts athletically, tackles with a lot of power, and has a great nose for the ball.

According to Scout.com, Ohio State now has the No. 2 overall 2011 recruiting class in the country, and Grant arguably becomes one of the school’s top prospects alongside 5-star quarterback, Braxton Miller.

Updated 2011 Recruiting Class

    PLAYER     POSITION    STARS

BRAXTON MILLER QB *****
STEVE MILLER DE *****
DORAN GRANT CB *****
RYAN SHAZIER LB ****
MICHAEL BENNETT DT ****
BRIAN BOBECK C ****
EVAN SPENCER WR ****
DERJAUN GAMBRELL DB ****
DEVIN SMITH WR ****
KENNY HAYES DE ****
JEREMY CASH S ****
ANTONIO UNDERWOOD OL ****
NICK VANNETT TE ****
CHASE FERRIS DE ****
RON TANNER S ****
CONNER CROWELL LB ***
TOMMY BROWN OL ***
JOEL HALE DT ***
JEFF HEUERMAN TE ***
CHRIS CARTER OL ***







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Original article by Michael Pinto. Edited, revised, and reposted by HD Handshoe

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