2015 Athlete Eric Glover-Williams Talks Camp and Recruiting

June 21, 2013 at 5:59p    by Miles Joseph    
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Canton (OH) McKinley athlete Eric Glover-Williams is one of the top prospects in the state of Ohio for the class of 2015. He already holds an offer from the Buckeye and attended Ohio State's one day camp today.

"Overall I felt my grade was a B. I feel like I could've done a lot better. I was kind of tired, I've been to a lot of camps and have been working out with my team, I felt kind of tired today, but I still grinded it out to show out for my team."

While Glover-Williams was less than impressed with his performance, he did win the "smokehouse" which took place at the very end of today's camp.

"That was more of just a quick thing. I'm just good at getting a jump off the line, so that was pretty much what I did is get a good jump off the line."

Glover-Williams was one of the select few players Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer pulled aside during the camp to talk to.

"We talked and he just kind of told me that he wanted me to be the head person in my class," he said. "I feel that's a big accomplishment, every kid wants to be a big poster for the Ohio State Buckeyes, but right now I'm just looking forward to my season."

Glover-Williams is only going to be a junior in high school, so he hasn't paid too much attention to recruiting just yet.

"I really don't put to much attention to it, I just let it come, I just come and show out and do what I have to do to get better."

He may not be too far away from committing though.

"I'm not sure, I'm just going to go into the season and after the fall is probably when I'm going to commit," he said. "My top five is Ohio State. Tennessee, Nebraska, Michigan, and Louisville."

When asked about Ohio State, the junior star had a lot of good things to say.

"I just like how much the players love the university, all of the fans love the university and everybody loves the program and they have one of the top graduation rates in the nation."

There are multiple factors that will go into his decision when he sits down after the fall to decide on his future school, but the most important one will be feeling at home.

"Just when I go, I can feel like I'm at home, to feel like I'm right in Canton, Ohio, where I'm from and feel like I'm at home with everybody and all of the players."

Finally Glover-Williams is very interested in being the leader of a class, which is part of the reason he wants to make an early decision.

"I want to be a leader of the class and try to get recruits to come to that school for my class," he said.

Glover-Williams is only planning one more visit this summer, which will be to Tennessee. He will also be participating in the National Seven-on-Seven tournament for the Cleveland Browns team.


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lljjgg's picture

11W Staff -- can anyone speak to whether the "wait until NSD/the last recruiting class is signed before committing for the next class" policy that seemed to be a rumor last year is actually something OSU does?

i.e. Would they tell EGW to wait until after NSD for the wrap-up of the '14 class signees before committing to the '15 class? It seems like there's been a lot of talk the last year or two that some teams follow a policy somewhat like that (I suppose the theory is to avoid scaring away potential commits in the current class), but I notice many teams (especially in the SEC) have already begun accepting '15 commits. Was just curious if this is a baseless rumor, or whether this is an actual policy some coaches (OSU's being of the most interest to me obviously) follow.

ODEEZ330's picture

Lock him up urb.

O'Deez330
stark county football

LABuckeye's picture

You might want to change the title to '15 instead of 15', unless he is actually 15 feet tall. :)

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Miles typed this up from his phone, so we apologize for any grammatical inaccuracies. They've been corrected. :)

TMac's picture

Would be great to have a "Leader" for the '15 class, like Damon Webb appears to be for the '14 class, in early and doing work recruiting alongside the staff!

MN Buckeye's picture

Glad to see the strong interest.  Urban and the staff have been in contact with him for a while now, so the relationship looks strong.