CB Ted Ginn shows off at Nike Camp

Ted Ginn is simply one of the best cornerbacks in the entire country. Ted goes 6-1, 165 lbs. and has blazing speed. He ran a 4.31 40-yard dash at the Penn State Nike Camp Sunday. He also ran a 4.1 shuttle. Ted shows the competitive drive that great athletes need to truly separate themselves from the pack.

Ted benched 8 reps with 185 lbs. at the Nike Camp but said he wants to get that over 10 soon. He's squatted over 300 lbs. and has a 30-inch vertical.

When asked what he wants to improve, he said, "I have been working on my vertical jump, doing squats and everything, but I'm still not where I want to be. I can dunk a basketball with no problem, but I want to improve my vertical jump."

Ginn will be a 3-year starter this season and plays QB in his dad's (coach Theodore Ginn) Wing-T offense. On offense last season, he played quarterback and wide receiver. He rushed for 402 yards on 40 carries and also caught 14 passes for 361 yards and 4 TDs last season. Ted also completed 12 of 26 passes for 286 yards and 3 TDs. On defence, he registered 45 tackles – 27 solo, and 5 interceptions.

As a sophomore, Ted finished 10th nationally in the 110 meter hurdles. He also plays point guard on the basketball team.

Ted has visited Pitt many times. His dad said, "We have probably been over there 4 times already."

When his son was asked about Pitt's facilities, he smiled and said "Beautiful, they are beautiful."

He also visited Pitt this spring and took in a spring practice. When asked what schools are his favorites at this point, he said "Ohio State, Pitt, Michigan, Miami, and Wisconsin."

Coach Ginn also mentioned another player at Glenville High School that he believes is a real sleeper - Curtis Terry, a 6-1, 190 lb. defensive end for Glenville High School. He is projected to play outside linebacker in college. Terry ran a 4.5 40 yard dash at the Nike Camp Sunday and also registered an outstanding 33.9 vertical jump. He ran a 4.1 shuttle and pumped out 16 reps at 185 lbs. in the bench press. Curtis Terry is an impressive athlete that everyone will be keeping a eye on this season.

Brian Gold
PittInsiders.com


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