Five-Star DB Visits Bucks

Doran Grant was one of the highest-rated prospects hosted by Ohio State this weekend, and the five-star cornerback enjoyed his official visit to Columbus. Grant, who visited Michigan State last week, will now focus on those two schools, and he plans to announce his choice at the Under Armour game in January. Bill Greene has the latest.

This weekend was certainly a star-studded affair at Ohio State, as the Buckeyes hosted several top prospects for official visits, including Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's Doran Grant.

Grant, 5-foot-11, 175-pounds, is the number two ranked cornerback in America and a five-star recruit.

"I had a great time at Ohio State, and I've been there so many times I've lost count," Grant stated. "I was there with my mom and dad, and they both loved it. It was great being there and seeing Curtis Grant, and we were calling each other "cousin" because of our last names. I had met him before, and he's a cool guy."

"I was hosted by Christian Bryant, and we've known each other a long time too," he added. "Even though I've been there a lot, this was great because I got a lot of questions answered, and so did my parents. An official visit is a lot better than coming for a game."

Grant, whose father, Ted Jones, played for Michigan State, spent time with both head coach Jim Tressel, and defensive backs coach Taver Johnson.

"Coach Tressel was great to talk with, both for my parents and for me," he admitted. "We talked about life, and what my goals are for my future. Coach Johnson told me there's an opportunity to play next year, and they will play freshmen if they're mature individuals. I know they want me pretty bad, but there wasn't any big-time pressure at all."

There could be some changes in Grant's recruiting schedule, as he is uncertain if he will be taking any more visits. Previously, he had stated he would take all five visits.

"I'm not sure if I will take any more or not," he noted. "I've been to Michigan State and Ohio State, and I plan on announcing at the Under Armour game, but that could change. These are my two top schools, and they're both dead even. It might be good for me to get away from the coaches and just make my decision. If Signing Day was tomorrow, I don't know who I would commit to. I've been to both places a lot, so I have all the information I need."

"Michigan State and Ohio State are both great programs, and both are at the top of the Big Ten right now," he stressed. "Both have everything I'm looking for in a school, and they are very similar in style and in the coaching staffs. This is going to be a very tough decision, and I have a lot to think about. These two schools have been up there for me since I was a sophomore in high school, and now I need to make a decision."

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