RECRUITING: Top Ohio CB has interest in OU

Glenville, Ohio cornerback Ted Ginn talks about his early list and his interest in Oklahoma

TED GINN, CB, 6-1, 170, 4.38, GLENVILLE, OHIO:

If you are looking for a cover corner there may not be a better one in the country than Ginn. Ginn will be a three-year starter this season at cornerback and is always locking on to the other teams best receiver. However, he does so many other things on a football field that he never really gets to concentrate just on playing cornerback.

"I like being out there by myself because it is kind of fun being on an island against one of their best players," said Ginn. "I can play physical or just cover the receivers all over the field."

Last season Ginn finished with 45 total takcles (27 solo) with five interceptions on top of that. On offense Ginn doubled as a quarterback/wide receiver and managed to complete 12-of-26 passes for 286 yards and three touchdown passes. At receiver he caught 14 passes for 361 yards and four touchdowns, while also carrying the ball 40 times for 402 out of his dad's wing-T offense. Coach Theodore Ginn has been at Glenville for around 20 years and Ted loves playing for his father.

"It is fine with me because I get treated just like a regular kid with no favoritism involved. When he comes home he is just dad, but we talk some football. He is not my coach at home. It is a great experience for me to play for my dad."

Ginn can bench 235 pounds, squats 300 he has a 30-inch vertical jump. Ginn camped at Ohio State, Michigan, Illinois and Notre Dame. Ginn runs the 110 HH (2nd 13. , 300 LH (2nd 36.9), 200M and the 4X400 (3rd leg) in track and that season runs deep into the summer, which may cut down on his camp time. Ginn also starts in hoops at point guard (6 ppg, 8 apg).

Ginn has been offered by Iowa State, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Southern Cal, Miami and Iowa.

"My top six are Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Michigan, Wisconsin, Miami and USC,"said Ginn. "I have heard from Oklahoma too and I like the Sooners as well. They had a good season and they have a good program. I am not locked into my top six and I could visit other schools. I bring up Oklahoma because I would be glad to put Oklahoma anywhere in my top six if they show a great interest in me."

Ginn has qualified.

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