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Norcross' Grant picks Ohio State

Former Norcross standout Larry Grant, one of the nation's top junior college linebackers, made a commitment to Ohio State on Tuesday during a national radio broadcast, according to the Internet recruiting site, Scout.com.

Grant, who played two seasons at City College of San Francisco (Calif.), selected the Buckeyes' football program over Oregon. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder originally committed to Florida, where he planned to enroll in January, but an admissions error led him to pursue other options.

He plans to participate in spring practice at Ohio State. He is the first junior college signee in Buckeye coach Jim Tressel's six seasons at the school.

"In the Big Ten, the linebackers can show their flexibility," Grant told Scout.com, which lists him as a five-star prospect, its highest ranking. "Some of the teams pass the ball and some of them run the ball. I think I will be able to stand out more in the Big Ten. There will be a lot of stuff on the air about who will replace (Ohio State linebacker) A.J. Hawk. I wanted to be a part of that."

Grant played at Meadowcreek before transferring to Norcross for his senior year. He signed with Murray State out of high school, but didn't have the course work to qualify so he went to the San Francisco junior college.

He made nearly 200 tackles in two seasons of junior college action along with blocking 12 punts, making 12 sacks and intercepting six passes.