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Ohio State Recruiting: Buckeyes Add QB Cardale Jones, LB Curtis Grant

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HD Handshoe - BlockONation.comAnalyst IFebruary 2, 2011

With the additions of Cleveland Glenville (Ohio) QB Cardale Jones and Richmond Hermitage (Virginia) LB Curtis Grant, Ohio State's 2011 recruiting class has moved up from fourth to third, according to Scout.com.

Jones, a 3-star recruit, will likely follow in the footsteps of Eddie George and Carlos Hyde by greyshirting to attend a prep school for six months before arriving on campus. He will then be expected to redshirt as a member of the 2012 class, allowing for a year or two of separation from 2011 top QB recruit Braxton Miller.

With the loss of linebackers Ross Homan and Brian Rolle, 5-star and No. 1 OLB prospect Grant could immediately find himself in the two-deep for the 2011 Buckeyes.

In 2008, Etienne Sabino came to Ohio State under similar circumstances as the top-rated MLB prospect in the nation. He has two years of eligibility remaining, so he may still eventually live up to the expectations he arrived with, but it does go to show that not every highly-touted guy makes an immediate impact on a program from day one.

It would be great to see Sabino have huge years in 2011 and 2012, and hopefully Grant will have at least three huge years for Ohio State as well. He certainly has all the physical tools to succeed at Ohio State and potentially be one of the next great linebackers to come through Columbus.

Coach Tressel and his staff have once again assembled a great recruiting class, and heading into 2011, the excitement as spring ball and fall camp near will be electric, despite the pending suspensions of the tat-five.


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