Glover-Williams Among Recruits Enlivening Friday Night Lights Crowd

By Mike Young on July 27, 2013 at 12:06a

With the confidence of someone who pulled off wearing Superman’s trademark “S” on his chest, Eric Glover-Williams proved he has another important element for a successful skill player – show-stealing ability.

Another athlete, in the long line of athletes, who are Superman fans Glover-Williams has explosive potential

At Ohio State’s second annual Friday Night Lights event, the 2015 Canton McKinley prospect took on big-name recruits – such as cornerback Damon Webb – and electrified the crowd.

It’s difficult for fans to focus, considering the amount of action happening at all corners of the field. Glover-Williams, wearing a Superman cut-off, made it easy on them.

In one of his man-to-man drills, he called out Webb – who stepped out of line to square off against him. Glover-Williams proceeded to make a one-handed grab in front of Webb – with his eyes seemingly shut. It was one of, at least, four battles between the two.

Webb, a Buckeye commit, held his own, though. He picked off one attempted pass to Glover-Williams and locked down numerous other wideouts in his one-on-one drills. 

Despite the intense clash, there was a sense of mutual respect between Webb and Glover-Williams:

Outside of those two, the crowd was relatively quiet. An exception being a couple of slick, leaping grabs from 2014 receiver Braxton Berrios. The Raleigh, N.C. native showed off his high-level athletic ability and ball skills, which are the main reasons why he now has an Ohio State scholarship offer.

Obviously Urban Meyer loved what he saw in Berrios. At one point, the OSU coach removed Berrios from drills, put his arm around him and held a casual conversation with the 5-foot 8-inch recruit. Both Meyer and Kerry Coombs appeared to establish a solid rapport with him. 

Berrios didn’t come alone, either. Fellow North Carolinian and four-star receiver Trevion Thompson accompanied Berrios, and chatted up fellow camp members. He did not work out, however.

Berrios received an OSU offer after FNL 

In the midst of the extravagant event, Meyer never lost track of two major recruits. Before it started, linebacker Raekwon McMillan spoke to the Buckeye head coach while other campers were checking in. The five-star Georgia prospect didn’t work out, but he spent a significant amount of time with a group of 2014 Buckeye commits.

Also, athlete Curtis Samuel followed Meyer around for a significant portion of the camp. For a solid 45 minutes, the speedy 6-footer and Meyer roamed mid-field. Afterwards, Samuel spoke with Glenville coach Ted Ginn Sr. and numerous Buckeye commits.

Back on the field, 2015 recruit Jerome Baker showed off his speed in some running back, outside toss drills. His footwork and hands were on display, as well, in a nice display of versatility for the Cleveland Benedictine recruit.

Overall, Friday Night Lights played up the pageantry of Ohio Stadium and Buckeye history. The scoreboard and P.A. system played an endless loop of clips from last year’s undefeated season (and 2 Chainz).

Multiple times, campers were even instructed to stop and watch motivational videos. As if that wasn’t enough, 1995 Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George halted the festivities to give a speech.

Considering the mix of Glover-Williams – Webb battles, athletic recruits and 2012 highlights, Friday Night Lights lived up to a large portion of its hype.

Stay tuned to Eleven Warriors. We will fill the entire weekend with more coverage from Friday Night Lights. 


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bodast67's picture




     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

ATXbucknut's picture

Think we see any commits coming out of FNL?  From the write-ups it doesn't seem likely, right?
Thanks Mike et al at 11W for your coverage of FNL tonight (and this whole week)!

captain obvious's picture

Can't wait for the

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WhySoSerious's picture

Very nice Cap.


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pcuzz1's picture

Where does berrios rank us?

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DWright's picture

Can't be too sure since he was just offered, but 247 already has him listed as 'Warm' towards OSU (Along with UK, Miami, S. Carolina, Tennessee & WVU).

Jordan Wagner's picture

You don't drive up from NC if you don't have serious interest. We immediately move up to his top list of schools. 

Hovenaut's picture

I like it.

Really impressed with Berrios' athletic ability. While he may not he able to flat out fly, his quickness in space would be great to see in this offense. Glad he got an offer.

Jordan Wagner's picture

Berrios didn't do agility drills because he was talking with coaches and Treivon Thompson. But, when we moved to positional drills Braxton didn't really stand out, at least you wouldn't pick him out as an OSU prospect. When 1-on-1 drills started though he shined. 

Hovenaut's picture

Thanks Jordan.....I should have clarified I was impressed with Braxton with what I watched of him at The Opening (the agility drill, vertical, 40).

I think his quickness raises eyebrows as it allows him to break coverage and get open. He may never be a stretch the field type of receiver, but sure sounds like he could haul in catches.

ODEEZ330's picture

Egw rocking the mckinley bulldog hat. Love it. Reps canton so hard lol

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Poison nuts's picture

Heard nothing at all about Lattimore...maybe I missed something?

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captain obvious's picture

I dont think he worked out

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Mike Young's picture

Correct about Lattimore

Poison nuts's picture

Thanks for the answer. I never really hear much about UFM really recruiting Lattimore hard. I'm sure he does, but I've read more about the likes of Samuel, McMillan, etc...

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pjtobin's picture

I was so curious about EGW (EG sounds cool to me) I asked on two other blogs who he was. Sounds like he is a fast, sure handed , stud! Hope he is a buckeye soon. 

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ODEEZ330's picture

Kid called out webb and shined and he's only gonna be a junior. That's why urban wants him as the face of the 2015 class. Best kid out.of stark county since mike doss. (Sorry brionte and devin smith)

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biggy84's picture

Sounds like it was a great night to see some of the guys we will be cheering for on future Saturdays in the fall!

Jordan Wagner's picture

I spoke with Eric Glover Williams following the event. I'll have more from him and many other recruits tomorrow. 

I'll have some quotes from a lot of guys including EGW, Tyree Kinnel, Gabe Meggingson, Andrew Dowell, David Moorman, and Jordan Whitehead. 

I will also have more on who impressed, who generated the buzz, and more. Stayed tuned tomorrow afternoon. If anyone has any questions feel free to post them in the forum or in this thread. I'm headed to bed, but I'll have plenty tomorrow. 

pjtobin's picture

Thanks Jordan. We all love having you here. And we are grateful for your time. Please keep us informed. You guys here at 11w have spoiled us rotten. (That is something I tell my kids) 

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Thanks for all the hard work! I'm looking forward to all the content coming up.

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cinserious's picture

Guess we better get used to having such a nasty playmaker like EGW Committed to the Bucks multiple years in advance. Sets the tone for the rest of the class.

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Oldschoolbuck's picture

Sounds like Raekwon is already bonding with Buckeye commits as well as getting a lot of love from Urban.
Did I read a tweet from last night correctly: Samuels was hanging with Eddie AND Archie?! Man! Talk about a full court press! That's freakin' awesomeness!
Love the creative ways Urbs reps tOSU to these kids.

Jordan Wagner's picture

I don't remember saying anything about Archie. I wouldn't say he was hanging with Eddie as much as he was meeting him and getting a picture. 

Raekwon was chilling with Urban Meyer when we walked up. If you must know, Urban was eating what appeared to be a $5 footlong. When we moved inside we noticed Raekwon hanging around all the commitments that were not working out. They spent a lot of time in what usually is the student section. 

Curtis Samuel was on the field area most of the night. We really kept a close eye on Samuel for the first couple hours because a lot of the field work was agility drills, which there isn't too much you can write about from watching agility drills from a mile away. Samuel was shadowing Meyer for a while. They would watch some drills and chat it up. We later spotted Samuel talking to the legendary Ted Ginn Sr. They talked for a little while. Ed Warriner also spoke with him briefly on the field towards the end. Warriner recruits the area. 

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Brilliant move on Urban's part to bring this to Ohio State!!!  I don't see a ceiling for how far OSU is going to ascend during his tenure as head coach!

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Edincostarica's picture

Some great info. Jordan. Even if we do not get a commit this weekend, it sure sends a lot of guys home thinking positive about the Buckeyes.  :)


CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Great coverage guys!  Love to hear this information.  There are a lot of great recruits out there!
Go Bucks!

ScarletGray43157's picture

FNL has the potential to become a tradition for fans.  When Senior Tackle was public back in the day the crowds were becoming large.  I would like to see 30,000 or 40,000 filling the lower bowl for FNL.  The event will need to become more well known among the fans for this to happen.

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