Small (6-0, 180, 4.3) is ranked as the state's No. 7 prospect by Ohio High. He also checks in at No. 10 nationally among all cornerbacks and at No. 85 overall nationally, according to Scout.com.
Glenville's season came to an end Nov. 19 with a 17-7 loss to Lakewood St. Edward in a regional final match-up. The loss left the top-ranked Tarblooders at 12-1 on the season.
"That really hurt," said Small, who helped Glenville reach the state semifinals as a junior. "We had the team to do it. But that just hurt us to go out like that."
Small did his part as a senior. He ended up scoring 16 touchdowns, including four on special teams returns. He tallied over 1,200 all-purpose yards. He started on offense and defense.
"The position I would probably prefer to play the most would be wide receiver," Small said. "I think I am better on the offensive side of the ball. But I did play defense. I started and played both ways."
"I will be visit Ohio State with my teammates, (defensive end) Rob Rose and (offensive lineman) Bryant Browning," Small said. "I'm good friends with Rob. Probably wherever he goes, that's where I will most likely go."
OSU assistant Tim Beckman has kept in contact with Small.
"I watched all of Ohio State's games," Small said. "I watched the Michigan game, too. It was a good game as well."
Of course, Ohio State already has five Glenville graduates on the roster with quarterback Troy Smith, wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., safety Donte Whitner, defensive back Jamario O'Neal and linebacker Curtis Terry. Linebacker Freddie Lenix hopes to enroll either in the winter or the spring and make it six.
Rose is expected to announce his college choice on Jan. 7 as he plays in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.
But Small said he may take more time. He may make a visit to North Carolina in January and could also see Michigan State and Tennessee before announcing.
Small, who posted 40-yard times of 4.3 and 4.28 seconds at the Nike Camp in Virginia, holds a 3.4 GPA. However, he is still working on obtaining a qualifying ACT score.