Wednesday, January 5, 2011

BUCKEYES PICK UP ANOTHER BIG WIN BY LANDING STAR CB DORAN GRANT

Doran Grant
TAMPA, Fla. — Just a day after taking down Arkansas in perhaps the most memorable Sugar Bowl game ever, Ohio State kept their winning ways rolling on Wednesday night in Tampa.

Doran Grant — a 5-11, 177-pound cornerback from Akron (OH) St. Vincent-St. Mary — who was participating in the Under Armour All-American game announced that he would be playing his collegiate football for the Buckeyes.

"I will be attending the ... The Ohio State University," Grant said at the game in Tampa. "The relationship with the coaches was the greatest. Coach Taver Johnson, Coach (Jim) Tressel, I'm ready to be a part of the Buckeye family in Columbus."

Grant is the 20th player from the class of 2011 to commit to Ohio State.

His mother Tonya Grant — a lifelong Buckeyes fan — was ecstatic with her son's decision to attend OSU. She also admits she became emotional when she knew there was a possibility that her son could be a Buckeye.

"I've always been a Buckeye fan," Grant's mother said. "When I opened that letter (from OSU) and began to read it, I couldn't help it,  I cried.

"My heart told me that's where my son should be. I'm very proud of him and I'm extremely proud of his decision. Go Bucks!"

Grant selected the Buckeyes over Michigan State.