'21 VA DB - Tony Grimes (Verbal Offer)

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    Ohio State offers top-ranked 2021 cornerback Tony Grimes
    A few months back, we introduced Princess Anne (Virginia Beach, Va.) cornerback Tony Grimes.

    The country’s top-ranked 2021 told Lettermen Row at the time that he was hoping for an Ohio State scholarship offer.

    “I have a lot of interest in Ohio State,” he said then. “I want to take a visit up there. It would be a blessing to hear from Ohio State.”

    The Buckeyes have been in touch, and it’s been primarily linebackers coach Al Washington, who is now recruiting the Virginia region for Ohio State. On Friday, Ohio State offered the 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back.

    Washington extended the offer to Grimes, who visited Clemson this weekend and will be making his way to Ohio State soon.

    “Soon, really soon,” Grimes said. “But we have no planned date yet.”
     
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    Tony Grimes: Ohio State Offer Means "A Lot"
    Ohio State linebackers coach Al Washington had been recruiting 2021’s No. 1 cornerback Tony Grimes for Michigan when he was with the Wolverines. Once Washington made the move to Ohio State, though, he carried his relationship with Grimes to Columbus with him.

    Grimes had visited Michigan in November and has grown close to Washington as more than just a recruiter, he said.

    “I love the guy,” Grimes said. “He’s just a really good guy. He can help build me into a better man. And he told me that it doesn’t matter where I go, just to stay in touch with him.”

    Now, Washington is at Ohio State, and he began recruitment of Grimes from Columbus as well. It wasn’t until Friday that the Buckeyes extended an offer to the No. 12 2021 player though.

    “It really meant a lot,” Grimes said. “Ohio State is the school where NFL guys go. They send a lot of DBs into the League. They get kids from our area too. It was an honor when I got that offer.”

    Ohio State sophomore linebacker Teradja Mitchell is from Grimes’ hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and the two have talked about what Mitchell likes about Ohio State and how Grimes views the Buckeyes within his recruitment.

    Grimes has visited Penn State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, Clemson, South Carolina and Florida, and he said that he plans to visit Ohio State soon, though he doesn’t have a date chosen yet.

    Grimes doesn’t have a specified list of schools he’s considering, but he does have a list he keeps to himself outside of his initial top-15 that he released in February that contains the teams he’s developed some type of relationship with or that he takes most seriously. Ohio State is on that list, he said, as well as Virginia Tech and Texas A&M, which are both on his 247Sports crystal ball projections.

    He said he watches professional cornerbacks in the NFL, such as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey, the Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson and the New Orleans Saints’ Marshon Lattimore, who attended Ohio State. What many coaches like about his game is his ability to cover in man-to-man coverage, disguise schemes and tackle from the outside.

    “I want to go somewhere where I can play early,” Grimes said. “I’m going to work hard so that they won’t have a choice but to play me as a freshman.”
     
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    Tony Grimes will visit Ohio State in June
    Tony Grimes, the No. 2 2021 cornerback according to 247Sports, will be in Columbus on June 15, he confirmed with Eleven Warriors on Wednesday.

    Grimes, who had been recruited by Ohio State linebackers coach Al Washington while coaching at Michigan, received his offer from Ohio State in March after carrying over his relationship with Washington to the Buckeyes' staff. He tagged the linebackers coach in his tweet telling him he would be in Columbus in June.

    Ohio State linebacker Teradja Mitchell is also from Virginia Beach and is obviously coached by Washington, so the two have talked and developed a bit of a relationship too.

    The day that Grimes will be in Columbus is the same day as one of Ohio State’s one-day camps, so it wouldn’t be a shock if Grimes is participating in that camp.
     
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    5-star 2021 cornerback Tony Grimes thrilled by Ohio State visit
    The country’s third-ranked 2021 cornerback, Virginia’s Tony Grimes, was in Columbus on Saturday and had a tremendous visit to the school — despite an incident with a deer that almost kept him from making the trip.

    “We were about a half hour outside of Columbus when that happened,” Grimes told Lettermen Row. “We weren’t going to let it stop us.”

    It’s a good thing for the Buckeyes that it didn’t. This first trip to Ohio State, one spent with fellow Virginia Beach native Teradja Mitchell, was a big success for Day’s program.

    “It was an amazing big time,” the 6-foot, 180-pound rising-junior told Lettermen Row. “The facility was good, and it wasn’t like the other ones I’ve seen. That was amazing, out of this world. But the one thing they did have that was better than most colleges I’ve been too was the coaching staff. They were big time.”

    Grimes has offers from the country’s best and biggest programs. He’s at least a year away from a college decision, but there’s no doubt that Ohio State made a big move in his mind.

    “Everything there was great — but again, it’s the coaching staff,” Grimes said. “[Co-defensive coordinator Jeff] Hafley and Coach Day were just different.”
     
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    Ohio State on list for 2021 star cornerback Tony Grimes
    The Buckeyes are hoping to land 5-star 2021 cornerback Tony Grimes and had a good first visit with him on campus this summer.

    On Tuesday night, the country’s top-ranked cornerback announced his top-13 schools list and kept Ohio State in the mix for his services.

    “Ohio State is one of those ‘DBU’ schools,” Grimes told Lettermen Row. “The coaching staff treats me like family, and it’s a strong environment. Plus, Ohio State is a school I know will develop me.”

    The important thing from here is for Ohio State to find a way to get Grimes back on campus for a game this season. The in-stadium atmosphere for a game against Michigan State, Wisconsin or Penn State is often a recruitment-changing experience for recruits, and the need for a top-tier corner or two in the Class of 2021 will be clearly spelled out for Grimes regularly over the next year and a half.
     
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    Top-ranked corner puts Buckeyes in top three
    All of you know Ohio State is a factory for serving up future pros, especially at cornerback, and Jeff Okudah will be the latest on that fine list come April.

    You know who also knows that? Five-star 2021 cornerback Tony Grimes, who told WTKR News 3's Megan Plain the Buckeyes are currently in his top three.

    "They are known for putting DB's in the league and that's what I am, and that's where I want to go, is to the league as a DB," Grimes, the nation's No. 3-ranked cornerback, told Plain on Thursday.
     
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    Tony Grimes sets visit to Ohio State
    On Wednesday evening, we here at Lettermen Row talked a little bit about Virginia Beach (Va.) junior cornerback Tony Grimes and the methods being deployed by Ohio State in its efforts to recruit him.
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    That chart, publicized on Twitter by Deon Glover, an assistant coach at Princess Anne High School — and Grimes’ father — was just one thing that the Buckeyes have done in an attempt to separate themselves in the recruitment of the country’s top-ranked 2021 cornerback.

    “Regarding that graphic, it’s absolutely the best breakdown I have ever seen regarding support for the player,” ” Glover told Lettermen Row. “Penn State has a really good breakdown, but Ohio State’s was off the chain.”

    As a top-10 prospect and 5-star player, Grimes is getting the best foot forward from school courting him. He’ll be back in Columbus giving Ohio State another chance to provide testimony about what the program can do for the 6-foot, 180-pound junior.

    “We’d been waiting for [Ohio State linebackers coach Al] Washington to text me back on the best game to come to,” Glover said. “It’ll be for the Ohio State and Penn State game.”

    Grimes is a nominee for the All-USA Defensive Player of the Year for the work he’s done so far this year at Princess Anne. He’s in a closely contested battle and is one of two juniors to earn that honor. You can vote for your choice here.
     

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