UM in Running For Standout DB

At 6-feet 1/2 and 175 pounds, Glenville, Ohio standout wide receiver/cornerback Ted Ginn, Jr. has been making plays on the football field for a long time now.

"I've been playing for as long as I can remember," Ginn said. "I've always had fun out there. I love making plays. I play both ways in high school and maybe I can do it in college."

Most college coaches view the talented athlete as a cornerback prospect. His tremendous hips, natural athletic ability, and speed makes him a high priority for many programs.

"I've been clocked at 4.22 before," he said of the 40-yard dash. "In track, I do the hurdles and relays. I try to stay real active."

As a junior last season, Ginn had 500 yards receiving, 400 yards rushing, and 19 total touchdowns. Defensively, he had eight interceptions. Now he's being recruited nationally.

"I like all of them," he said when asked about his top college choices. "I have a lot of offers and I'm being fair and considering them all."

Ginn had some summer experiences at some of those top programs.

"I went to camps at Ohio State, Michigan, and Pittsburgh," he said. "I liked them all. I liked the coaches and everything. They're all good schools."

Other top notch programs on his list include Miami, Oklahoma, Southern Cal, and Tennessee. He recently took an unofficial visit to USC and talked about the Hurricanes.

"I'm still considering Miami," he said. "They're a good program with a lot of good players. I'll probably [take a visit there] sometime later in the year."

Ginn, who said he was exhausted after the first day of two-a-day practices today, didn't have much else to say about the Hurricanes. "They're on my list still," he said.

Many people believe the Buckeyes will be the team to beat here.

"Ohio State's cool and I like them," he said. "I couldn't even tell you my top choice though."

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