Junior to Watch: Theodore Ginn Jr.
School: Cleveland Glenville
Size and speed: Ginn is 6-foot-0, 170 pounds. He has been timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.4 seconds, has a 30 inch vertical leap, 230-pound bench-press and a 300-pound squat. He also has an impressive 3.37 grade-point average.
Honors: Ginn was an all-metro selection by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Statistics: Ginn was the ultimate all-purpose player as a junior. He threw for 300 yards on 26 attempts with 15 completions and five touchdowns. He rushed for 408 yards on 40 carries and 10 touchdowns. He caught 15 passes for 502 yards and four scores. On defense, he had 27 solo tackles, 15 assists, 10 interceptions, three sacks and five fumble recoveries
Favorite Schools: Ginn has scholarship offers from numerous teams – including all of them in his top six. That impressive top six is listed in order as Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Miami and USC.
Skinny: One of the early candidates for five-star recognition is Cleveland Glenville cornerback Theodore Ginn Jr. The 6-foot, 170-pound Ginn simply put is one of the nation’s elite prospects for the Class of 2004 and he already has the scholarship offers to prove it.
“I’m Charles Woodson,” he said. “Well, that’s who I play like and idolize at least.”
So could we see Ginn end up following in Woodson’s footsteps to Michigan?
It’s a definite possibility, the Wolverines are one of his top teams, but they are currently listed behind home-state and national champions Ohio State. But then again, with his father Theordore Ginn Sr. being the coach at Glenville and with players all over the place in college, it’s possible that Ginn’s recruitment is going to be one of the most exciting to follow in the Midwest this season.
Just look at the battle lines already drawn – former Glenville stars Pierre Woods is at Michigan and Donte Whitner signed with Ohio State and is already on campus for spring drills.
“It should be fun,” Ginn said with a laugh.
Ginn said he does a have a few things that he’s going to seriously consider when it’s time to make a decision but he has already identified the most important factor in his pick.
“I want to be at a school where I’m comfortable in the classroom, on the field and in the city,” he said.