Sunday, August 25, 2013
Glover-Willams brings more speed to OSU
By Tom VanHaaren
Eric Glover-Williams (Canton, Ohio/McKinley) became the first 2015 commitment for Ohio State on Sunday. Glover-Williams is the No. 29 ranked player in the ESPN Jr. 300 and gives coach Urban Meyer yet another playmaker for his offense.
Glover-Williams chose the Buckeyes over offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois, Michigan State, Nebraska and Tennessee among others. Listed as an athlete, he was recruited for different positions ranging from receiver, running back and even cornerback by different schools.
The Buckeyes see the four-star prospect as a slot receiver, and at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, Glover-Williams should be versatile in what he brings. Much like Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson from the 2013 class, Glover-Williams could be an electric player.
His strengths include his speed, elusiveness and ability to make defenders miss, which means he will be giving opposing defenses fits in the future. The commitment from Glover-Williams now means Ohio Sate has landed eight offensive prospects that report a 4.5-second or better 40 time in the last three classes.
Meyer has stockpiled shifty, fast offensive players that will make his offense tough to defend once these prospects get acclimated.
Glover-Williams displayed his skills at Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights camp, where he took on star defensive back commit Damon Webb (Detroit/Cass Tech).
The two battled it out on the field and ended up being one of the main attractions for the event.
“He loves to compete, that’s what I like about him,” Webb said. “He’s a great athlete.”
Webb got an early look at what Big Ten defenders will be facing in coming years. Glover-Williams will help create matchup nightmares once he gets on campus, and he should be fun to watch with the ball in his hands.
As a sophomore, Glover-Williams was 75-of-154 for 1,114 yards and 12 touchdowns passing, while adding 1,810 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns on 243 rushing attempts.