February 2, 2011 by staff
Curtis Grant, Linebacker Grant Curtis has announced he will sign with Ohio State instead of Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. ESPN recruitment subsidy rates as No. 3 of the nation and the No. 46 linebacker prospect overall. Ohio State now has seven ESPNU 150 prospects, a record in the Big Ten. Grant appeared headed to Florida a few months ago, but the resignation Urban Meyer put Ohio State at the head of his list. Many defenders of the top Ohio State in recent years came from Florida, including linebacker Brian Rolle and cornerback Chimdi Chekwas.
Curtis Grant completed one of the most publicized recruits in the country today when he signed with Ohio State.
Recently named Parade All-American, Grant is one of the most promising high schools to the nation as a whole. Clearly there is a great appointment for signature by day … especially after such a horrible final of the 2010 recruiting class.
He chose Ohio State over Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. Once considered Florida to lose, re-resignation of Urban Meyer led Ohio State to jump back into the recruitment of Grant…, which obviously proved to be a success for the Buckeyes.
Listed at 6’3? And 215 pounds Grant has a size of prototype and could end up one of the three LB positions at Ohio State. Wherever he lands, Grant has the talent and potential to be a very good defender … perhaps the next great LB for the Silver Bullets.
It can have an immediate impact on special teams in 2011, and if he keeps his head on his shoulders and continued to work hard, it will find its way onto the field in coming sooner rather than later.
Ohio State has a fantastic story with linebackers recently, and adding one of the best countries in their recruiting class of 2011 will help strengthen this legacy: Richmond, Virginia linebacker Grant Curtis committed to the Buckeyes.
Our along the Olentangy noted that the departure of Urban Meyer of Florida has allowed Ohio State to join Grant.
Grant is probably the biggest recruiting left edge of Ohio and one of the largest in the nation, period. It is ranked as the # 2 overall recruit in the country by his rivals and literally offers from all programs in America. He has been linked to almost as many programs as he has offers, but a large part of his recruitment has focused on the Florida Gators. When Urban Meyer left, it opened the possibility for others to intervene, and jump in they did.
Since retiring Meyer, Grant took four visits to the four contenders final State of Ohio, Florida, Virginia and UNC. According to the website UNC Scout, Grant Curtis UNC commit Norkeithus Otis informed that he was at two schools on his official visit this past weekend, Ohio State and UNC.
Curtis Grant, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker / wide receiver at the Hermitage (Richmond, Virginia), signed a national letter of intent with Ohio State University, where he is expected to play linebacker.
“I pulled the trigger to Ohio State because I felt the most love them,” Grant said during his press conference. “They recruited me a different way and I liked the way they recruited me. Coach (Jim) Tressel is a cool guy, he never pressured me. I prayed a lot. God took my heart at Ohio State. ”
Last fall, Grant compiled 177 tackles, 10 sacks and five interceptions in leading the game at Hermitage Division title 6. He also received offers from the University of Virginia, Florida and North Carolina.
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