Cleveland Corner Hoping for Irish Offer

Cleveland Ohio is home of one of the Nation's most coveted cornerbacks in Ted Ginn. Is Notre Dame in the mix?

Glenville High School's (Cleveland OH) Ted Ginn

When you have an athlete with 4.29 forty speed, and plays QB, WR, and CB, big time schools are sure to notice. This is the case with Glenville HS (Cleveland, OH.) junior Ted Ginn. The 6'0, 165-pound Ginn finished his junior year with 15 receptions, for 371 yards and four touchdowns at WR, completed 15 of 26 passes for 300 yards and five touchdowns as a QB, and carried the ball 40 times for 405 yards and four touchdowns. However, most schools are recruiting Ginn as a cornerback where he recorded 27 tackles, and seven interceptions.

"I have offers from Ohio State, Pitt, Miami, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and U.S.C. Basically, I'm being recruited by the whole Big Ten," said Ginn. "If I had to pick a Top 5 I would say Ohio State, Pitt, Wisconsin, Miami, and USC. I don't really have a leader. I have a 3.3 core G.P.A., and I scored 19 on the A.C.T."

Where is Notre Dame in the race? "I've been hearing from Notre Dame but haven't gotten an offer from them yet. I'm pretty sure they're going to offer though. If they do offer, I'd strongly consider them too."

Ginn did not have a favorite team when he was younger but he did root for Ohio State. He explained, "My best friend was a Michigan fan, so I cheered for Ohio State since they are Michigan's rival. Me and my friend were always competing like that."

This summer will be pretty hectic for Ginn. "I'm not sure what camps I'm going to go to this summer. I plan on running in [the track] nationals so I don't want schedule any camps because nationals are in June. Hopefully I'll be able to go to a few camps though."

"Distance really won't be a factor in my decision," said Ginn. "Neither will weather or anything like that. I'm just going to go to the place I feel most comfortable. I'm going to take all my visits, and probably decide on Signing Day."

Comments: Ted was a pleasure to talk to. He is obviously enjoying the recruiting process. He seems to be wide open even though it had been rumored he was a heavy OSU lean. Notre Dame will have a pretty fair shot if they offer him but right now they are behind in the race. Of course this will all boil down to Notre Dame being able to get him to visit South Bend.


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