The No. 2 prospect in America and No. 1 cornerback as rated by Rivals.com, Ted Ginn from Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville visited Pitt over the weekend and had a good time. With two visits under his belt, he has three more scheduled, and plans to bring in the new year with a decision.
“It was real good,” he commented on his trip. “It was different than Michigan (his first official visit) because one stadium holds 111,000 and one holds 64,000, but both have good atmospheres.
“You couldn’t help but look at Fitzgerald though. It was cool.” He was hosted by freshman defensive back Mike Phillips and rated the trip an eight.
He will visit Ohio State on Dec. 5, Southern Cal on Dec. 12, and will conclude his visit schedule at Miami on Dec. 19. He has an in-home visit with Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel and secondary coach Mel Tucker tomorrow. He said his top five are currently all even, and he plans to make his official announcement on Jan. 3 at the US Army All-American game.
At 6-foot-0 and 170 pounds, Ted runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds and boasts a 30-inch vertical leap. He played all over the field as a senior and put up good numbers wherever he was asked to play. He had eight interceptions for 391 yards and returned five for scores. He also added 54 tackles (40 solos) and seven pass breakups.
As a quarterback he completed 62 of 96 passes for 931 yards and 12 touchdowns, and rushed 100 times for 845 yards and 13 scores. He also returned four kickoffs for 138 yards and a touchdown and returned 10 punts for 280 yards and four scores.
Ginn will have no problems qualifying academically with a 3.3 GPA and a 19 on the ACT. He likes to work with children and therefore plans to go into teaching.