Top Ohio DB Ted Ginn Jr.

Another of the juniors spotted at the OSU basketball game Junior Day was top Ohio defensive back Ted Ginn. Back in January, Ginn attended the U.S. Army 'invitational combine' which preceeded the U.S. Army All American Game. GBW talked frequently with Ted's father, Clev. Glenville Head Coach Ted Ginn Sr., throughout the U.S. Army festivities.

The top defensive back at the combine was Ted Ginn from Cleveland, Ohio, Glenville. His U.S. Army Combine stats were: 6-2, 187 lbs., 28.0 vertical jump, 4.40 in the 40, 4.17 in the shuttle, 28-inch vertical jump.

Ted's father, the Glenville Head Coach, talked with us for quite a while on and off during the week's festivities. The pertinent question: we asked him if it was true what we had heard -- that Ted was liable to be an early OSU commitment.

"Ted likes Ohio State, but he likes Michigan too. In fact Ted loves Michigan, but he also loves Ohio State. He has grown up following both. He's been to both summer camps the past couple years. Just because Donte went to OSU doesn't mean Tedd will follow him. It'll be a tough decision for him." We also spoke briefly to Ted Jr., just to say hi.

The Ginns senior and junior were at the recent OSU game junior day. And Ted camped at Michigan last summer (with teammate Donte Whitner). In fact he has been at the Michigan camp the past three years.

At the combine we took note that Ted is growing fast -- he's grown even since we saw him at the U-M/PSU football game this past fall (although he still has the baby-face of a 9th grader!). Ginn is a consensus top-four Ohio junior, and the state's top junior defensive back.

His junior season he made 10 interceptions, 42 tackles, three sacks and five fumble recoveries. On offense he played quarterback, running back and wide receiver: as a quarterback he completed 15 of 26 passes for 300 yards and five touchdowns; as a tailback he rushed for 408 yards (10 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns; and as a wide receiver he made 15 receptions for 502 yards and four touchdowns.

Last spring he was also the top hurdler in the state of Ohio, with a time of 13.96 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles.

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