Photo Gallery : Ted Ginn Bus Tour 2006

Check-in time was 6 a.m. at Glenville High School as the Ted Ginn Bus Tour prepared to set out to tentatively visit 13 different universities in 14 days. For a nominal fee, players from as far south as Circleville will get to work out in front of coaches at schools in the MAC and Big 10 across the Midwest. Even an ACT test date is on the schedule. A stop at OSU is slated for June 21.

Photo Gallery : Ted Ginn Bus Tour 2006

Glenville, of course, was well-represented on the tour. From Left to right: Ken Watley, Kyle Jefferson, Otis Merrill, Donnie Fletcher (Jr.), Shawntel "Shaq" Rowell (Jr.), Torieal Gibson (Jr.), Cordale Scott (Jr.), Eddie Mason, Lebron Daniel, Jermale Hines and Curtis Hale.

Bruce Davis joined Hines and the rest of his teammates as well... did Eric Haislah... well as the newest Tarblooder Chaz Jones.

Others on the tour included former Tarblooder David Garrett, now at Painesville Harvey.

Brandon Beachum (Jr.) from Cardinal Mooney.

Tyrone Lattimore, Ryan Taylor, Charles Brown and Anthony Wright from Maple Heights.

Diauntae Morrow, Frank Edmonds and Joe Davis of St. Edward.

Ulysses Hall of Bedford.

Travis Lester and Joey Cooper of Circleville.

Adrian Farris, Rodney Stewart and Aquante Braswell came up from Brookhaven along with Justin Baker from Eastmoor Academy in Columbus.

Eric Thomas and Najee Goode checked in from Benedictine.

D.J. Clark from Nordonia.

Howard Drake from Euclid.

Peter DeCapua of Beachwood.

Ashante Williams

Robert Henry of Shaw.

Mario Cannon of Lutheran East.

Malcolm McClain (from Cleveland) of Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.

Jim Byrd of Solon.

Mark Wooldridge of Walsh Jesuit.

Darren Branch of Twinsburg.

Of course Ted Ginn is the man with the vision that's responsible for the 2nd-Annual bus tour.

All players on the bus filled up in the chow line before departure.

Many of the players, in this particular instance Rowell and Hines, seemed to be very excited.

The bus was air-conditioned and comfortable.

Coach Ginn collected his thoughts and then addressed everyone on board before leaving Glenville en route to Ball State...

...made a couple of phone calls...

..and then he assumed his position in a car with Howard Ridgeway so that more seats would be available for the kids on the bus. Dane Sanzenbacher of Toledo Central Catholic and as many as six others were scheduled to join the bus tour somewhere along the way.

And they were off!

In addition to Ball State, the bus tour is on a tentative schedule to travel to Marshall, Cincinnati, Miami, Bowling Green, Iowa, Notre Dame, Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Eastern Michigan and return to Glenville on June 22.

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