Buckeyes Land Doran Grant

Ohio recruiting analyst
Posted Jan 5, 2011
Bill Greene

Ohio State picked up a huge commitment Wednesday night, when five-star defensive back Doran Grant announced his intention during the Under Armour game on ESPN. Grant becomes commitment number twenty in the 2011 Ohio State recruiting class. Bill Greene has more.

Doran Grant has committed to Ohio State, becoming the 20th member of the 2011 Buckeye recruiting class. Grant made his announcement Wednesday evening at the Under Armour game televised on ESPN.

Grant, 5-foot-11, 175-pounds participated all week at Under Armour activities, and he showed why he is the nation's number two-rated cornerback, and a five-star recruit.

"I have committed to the Buckeyes, because it's home for me and always has been," Grant stated. "I just think it's a great fit, and I look forward to contributing to their defense, and possibly on offense, too. I'm coming in, and I'm ready to get going. I'm really excited to be headed to Ohio State."

"My position coach, Taver Johnson, played a big part in my decision, as did the whole Ohio State coaching staff," he added. "We became great friends, and we've talked a lot over the phone and with e-mail. We really talked a lot, and I trust him with my career. He will take me where I need to be."

Grant also considered Michigan State highly, and made his decision after officially visiting both schools recently.

"I knew for sure once I came back from my Ohio State visit, even though the Buckeyes were in my heart for a long time," he explained. "Coach (Jim) Tressel and I have a great relationship, and we nodded at each other when I left Columbus after my official, and at that moment, we both knew."

"I won't be going in early, but I'll be there in June," he continued. "I will be trying to help recruit the rest of the class, and I'll be calling anyone who's looking at Ohio State. We already have a great class, but I want to help make it better."

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