Q&A with the junior tight end
Q&A with the junior WR
Q&A with senior center Corey Linsley
Q&A with the senior backup quarterback
Q&A with junior linebacker Curtis Grant
Ohio State hosts Central Florida Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State Overview: Curtis Grant is a physically imposing young man who is expected to be the team's middle linebacker this season ... he ranks second on the team in terms of seniority at the position, in part because there are no senior linebackers on the roster ... he regained his confidence this past spring, according to Ohio State coaches, and his abilities were much more apparent as he displayed a renewed passion and energy for the game ... he enters the 2013 campaign having played in 18 games and with 10 total tackles ... Grant also came out of the 2012 spring drills listed as the Buckeyes' starting middle linebacker ... he started the first three games of the season last year and came off the bench in five of the team's final nine games ... he recorded his personal best of three tackles against both Miami and Central Florida ... Grant was considered the top-rated prospect in the Ohio State Class of 2011 recruits, and he played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2011, mostly on special teams, and recorded two tackles ... he had a huge special teams play in the 33-29 win over Wisconsin: recovering a blocked punt (Ryan Shazier) at the 1 that set up a Jordan Hall touchdown.
More on Curtis: Curtis is majoring in communications at Ohio State ... he was a three-year all-Richmond metro defender while playing for coach Patrick Kane at Hermitage H.S. ... he totalled 134 tackles, 15 TFL and six sacks as a senior and was named the prestigious Parade All-America and USA Today all-USA teams ... he was the leading tackler for the East in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Curits is the son of Gloria Grant and Curtis Raynard Grant.