Video: North-South Classic to feature five future Buckeyes

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OHSFCA North-South Classic

Ohio State signees DL Chase Farris, CB Doran Grant, DE Steve Miller and WR Devin Smith will play for the North, while TE Nick Vanett will play for the South. Because Friday is Good Friday and schools will be out of session, the game will have a special start time of 4 p.m.


Five Ohio State football prospects will be on display Friday night in the 66th annual Ohio North-South Classic at Ohio Stadium.

Because
Friday is Good Friday and schools will be out of session, the game will
have a special start time of 4 p.m. There is no live television
coverage, although Sports Time Ohio will show it on tape delay. The
first scheduled replay is Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (after the Cleveland
Indians game).

The game will also be available via an audio webcast at this site, WRSCRadio.com.

As the longest running high-school football all-star game in the
nation, the 66th Annual Ohio North-South Classic is widely recognized as
the leading all-star game in the Midwest and among the best in the
country. This will be the fourth straight year the game is played in
Ohio Stadium, and the second time it will be played on the eve of the
annual Ohio State Spring Game. The Ohio State Marching Band will perform
pre-game and at halftime shows.

This year the game will feature nearly all of the top graduation high-school football player in Ohio. Ohio State signees DL Chase Farris, CB Doran Grant, DE Steve Miller and WR Devin Smith will play for the North, while TE Nick Vanett will play for the South. CB DerJuan Gambrell was selected for the North squad originally, but will not play in the game.

The game will feature 13 players who have signed to play college
for Big Ten Conference schools and nearly 50 who will continue their
careers at major-college football programs. Dick Angle of Warren Howland
will coach the North and Jason Krause of Middletown will coach the
South.

Here are some video interviews with four of the OSU signees in the game:

* Click here as Farris discusses playing in the game as well as where he possibly fits in at Ohio State.

* Click here as Miller talks about the chance to play in the Horseshoe and his goals for his freshman year at OSU.

* Click here as Smith shares his thoughts on playing in this prestigious all-star game as well as his thoughts on new OSU receivers coach Stan Drayton.

* Click here
as Vannett talks about playing in this game down the road from his
hometown of Westerville as well as the role of the tight ends in the OSU
offense.

Stay tuned on Friday for an interview with Grant.

Plus, check in on the Front Row message board after 4 p.m. Friday
as we provide live coverage and observations from the Horseshoe.

“We are proud to again bring together the best high school
football players in Ohio for the Ohio North-South Classic and honored to
present this year’s game on the eve of the Ohio State Spring Game for
the second straight year,” said Ed Terwilliger, head coach at Olentangy
High School and game coordinator of the Ohio North-South Classic. “This
game remains the premier all star football game in the United States and
it is very meaningful that these tremendous young men get to play their
last high-school football game in the best college football stadium in
the nation.”

Proceeds from the Ohio North-South Classic benefit the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association’s Scholarship Program.

Ohio North-South Classic players and coaches arrived in Columbus
on Wednesday, April 20 and practiced on Wednesday afternoon and today at
Ohio Stadium.

Tickets for the game are $5 and available at the gate on game day. Gates will open at the stadium at 3 p.m.

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