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Monday, April 29, 2013
Schools sticking out for Glover-Williams

By Brad Bournival

It’s early in the process for sophomore athlete Eric Glover-Williams (Canton, Ohio/McKinley), but some schools are starting sticking out.

Those seven -- as of now -- are Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and West Virginia.

The 5-foot-10, 155-pound Glover-Williams currently has offers from Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State and Tennessee among the bunch, but had plenty to say about the Crimson Tide, Illini, Spartans, Buckeyes, Volunteers and Mountaineers.

Here are a few snippets:

Alabama: “It’s a big school. People go there to win championships, but I want to go there to help them get higher than they are right now and win another national championship.”

Illinois: “They have a lot of people leaving. If I were to go there, hopefully I could start as a true freshman and be up in the depth chart early.’

Michigan State: “I want to go check that out because [McKinley alumnus] Jermaine Edmondson is there. He can show me around and keep me on the right track there.”

Ohio State: “I like the way they treated me when I was there. I know a lot of people that are there right now. I’d like to go there and help them be even better than they are right now.”

Tennessee: “I liked it there when I went there. They treated me right. Their facilities are great. They also gave me an offer for baseball, so if I wanted to do both, I could do both.”

West Virginia: “My dad went there, so he wanted me to go check that out and see how I liked it down there.”

There are other variables involved as well, as Glover-Williams is a solid middle infielder for the Bulldogs, as he mentioned in his quote about the Volunteers.

That could play a role in things, as well as a few other things.

“If I could, I’d like to do both sports,” Glover-Williams said. “But if it came down to it, I’d just stick with football. I like the edge. I like being more hype, and that’s where you find it.

“As far as choosing a school, I would have to look at who is in front of me when I go there and what grade he is in. If somebody is coming with me, I’d have to outwork him. It also depends on how well the coaches treat me.”

Glover-Williams has a busy summer planned as he plans to visit Alabama, Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and West Virginia and hopes to be at camps for the Buckeyes, Volunteers and possibly the Mountaineers.

As a sophomore, Glover-Williams rushed for 1,810 yards and 22 scores on 243 attempts and was 75-of-154 passing for 1,114 yards with 12 touchdowns.

Glover-Williams led McKinley to an 8-3 record this season before bowing out in the Division I regional semifinals.

Two of his losses came to regional runner-up Massillon Washington. Glover-Williams combined for 566 all-purpose yards and 10 scores in those defeats.