Small Looks Back On Trip To Tennessee

Cleveland Glenville wide receiver Ray Small made a visit to Tennessee this past weekend. He discusses that visit and shares where he will be this weekend as well as his plans for one final official visit in January. Click here for the latest on this top-10 Ohio standout.

Cleveland Glenville wide receiver/defensive back Ray Small made an official visit to Tennessee this past weekend.

Small (6-0, 180, 4.3) made the visit to the Knoxville, Tenn., campus along with his Glenville teammates DE Robert Rose and QB Arvell Nelson.

"It was nice," Small said. "The thing that got me was when they were talking about how I might have a chance to start there right away. They stressed that a lot. They think I would have a chance to come in and help them at wide receiver.

"They talked about me coming in as a kick returner, a punt returner and as a wide receiver. I was really excited to hear about what they had to say."

Small will now make a visit to Michigan State this coming weekend. He has visited Ohio State and USC previously. He now also has a trip set to North Carolina on Jan. 13.

"Coaches from Ohio State, Michigan State and USC have been in to see me," he said. "Coach Tressel has not made his visit yet. That will probably happen in January.

"I will probably wait until I make that visit in January before I decide. I wouldn't say I have a favorite. I'd say it's mostly USC, Tennessee and Ohio State right now."

Small 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

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.

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.

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.

"I just took it this past Saturday before I went on the trip," Small said.

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