December 1, 2010

Grant visits Ohio State

Ohio State's 37-7 win over Michigan on Saturday drew a national TV audience, a standing room only crowd at Ohio Stadium and dozens of the Buckeyes' top recruiting prospects.

Leading the pack of visiting recruits was Akron St. Vincenty-St. Mary senior defensive back, Doran Grant, Ohio's top-ranked prospect and the No. 33 player in the nation.

Grant, who made the trip with his father, uncle and a few friends, said things went as expected down in Columbus.

"It was good. I liked the atmosphere," he said. "It was cold, but that's football weather."

During the game, Grant focused on the Buckeyes' defense, which held Michigan to just one score.

"They played really well, flying around and making plays," he said. "The offense started slow but they got it together."

During the visit Grant had the opportunity to check in with the Buckeyes coaches.

"I talked to coach (Taver) Johnson and coach (Paul) Haynes and (Luke) Fickell. I talked to coach (Jim) Tressel for a couple of seconds, too," Grant said. "They basically told me that I'm a top priority for them in this class and can't wait for me to come down on an official visit."

Grant said he plans to make that official visit in the next couple of weeks. He will take an official visit to Michigan State this weekend and he's also considering one to Notre Dame, though his basketball schedule complicates that possibility.

While Ohio State and Michigan State have long been considered Grant's top two schools, Notre Dame continues to make a push. Irish assistant coach Ed Warinner was scheduled to make an in-home visit Monday night.

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