Tuesday, July 16, 2013
'15 Glover-Williams projects as playmaker
By Jared Shanker
Most colleges are not completely sure which position Eric Glover-Williams will play at the next level, but they plan to use him the same way his Canton (Ohio) McKinley coaches will in 2013. Glover-Williams will have the ball in his hands early and often.
“Most colleges see me as an athlete, some DB, some inside wide receiver,” Glover-Williams said. “Most just see me with the ball in my hands.”
Several colleges already have offered the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Glover-Williams, who is No. 29 overall in the 2015 ESPN Junior 300. Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Tennessee all have offered already. LSU, Michigan and West Virginia are among the schools interested.
A commitment could come in the coming months, although Glover-Williams is not publicly naming favorites.
“There’s not so much any schools I’m looking forward to. I’m looking forward to the season,” the rising junior said. “I haven’t thought about schools. I think I’ll be committing this fall, probably after the season.”
This summer, Glover-Williams has found time to make a few visits, and he will make at least one more before focusing on his season. Ohio State will host its Friday Night Lights camp July 26, and Glover-Williams plans to attend. He will bring a few teammates with him, so he said the purpose of this visit and camp is more to help prepare McKinley for the upcoming season.
Tennessee hosted Glover-Williams for a visit, and he was appreciative of the way the staff treated him. He also liked the facilities, and the Tennessee baseball staff also extended an offer so he could play both sports in Knoxville. He wanted to make a return visit to the Volunteers but a team workout forced him to cancel.
Glover-Williams also participated in a camp at Michigan and worked out as a defensive back. It was not much of a visit, as Glover-Williams did not see much of the campus, but the staff invited him to return during the season. The Wolverines have not offered, but Glover-Williams talked with defensive coordinator and northeast Ohio recruiter Greg Mattison.
“They like me a lot,” he said. “They want to see how the season goes and see how I do at corner and on the defensive side of the ball.”