Could Eric Glover-Williams' Offer be in Jeopardy?

January 7, 2014 at 12:21p    by DJ Byrnes    
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Eric Glover-Williams at work during last summer's Friday Night Lights, where he wowed OSU coaches and earned his offer.

Welp, this isn't the news Ohio State fans are looking for to start the off-season recruiting cycle. According to Todd Porter at CantonRep.com, the 2015 four-star athlete and cornerstone of Ohio State's 2015 class could lose his scholarship offer due to the ominously obscure "off-the-field issues."

Coaches aren't allowed to publicly comment on recruits, but here's Urban on coaching in 2014 as opposed to 1994:

"When I first started 20 years ago, you didn't know much," Meyer said. "You know everything now. I have people where it's their full-time jobs ... that's what they do. They monitor Facebook and Twitter and tweets and all that stuff. We have to find out — I want to know because we're held responsible for all those guys.

"This is an era, a generation that ... 18, 19, 20-year-olds, we know everything that's going on every day because of what goes on these cellphones. Think about that for a minute, 18, 19,20-year-olds. So it's a big part of what we do. Huge."

Meyer knew the question was coming from a reporter in Canton. He had a slight smirk on his face when it was being asked.

Hopefully this pans out for the young Eric Glover-Williams, but this should be a lesson to all potential recruits.


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OSUStu's picture

I wonder if BASSDROPPER will get further scathed for asking about this rumor.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Squirrel Master's picture

well to be honest, Bassdropper did post his rumor about EGW losing his "scholarship" because of a shoplifting issue.
If this was just a shoplifting issue and nothing more, I doubt he would get his offer pulled for just that. I assume there is more to this than just what was rumored.
Shame too because the kid probably made a mistake and probably is making it worst than just correcting it and growing from it. At least that is what I think might have happened.
 

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sharks's picture

What's the felony dollar value in Ohio? $500, I think. That's a cellphone, tablet, piece of jewelry, etc.

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wmbuckeye557's picture

A felony is $1,000 in Ohio.  

sharks's picture

You are right, thanks. That changes the calculus of this a bit. Now we have to consider if he's done bad things in the past.

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OSUStu's picture

I thought BD was pretty judicious and cautious about posting the rumor.  But, some people seemed to think any mention of it was out of line.
In any case, Squirrel, I hope you are correct.  If this is just simple shoplifting, I do not think EGW deserves to have his offer pulled.  However, IMO some kind of football-based punishment may be in order.  
The threat to pull his offer may just be a "scared straight" tactic to keep him on the right path.  And I am just fine with that.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Squirrel Master's picture

well I was saying that BD's post was that a rumor was going around that his scholarship was pulled for a shoplifting situation. I think many jumped on the way he posted it as opposed to the incredulousness of the truth of it.
My issue was that he said "scholarship" when it was an "offer" and that is was a rumor of just shoplifting. Just shoplifting to me is not worth pulling an offer, unless it was of certain value which would change it from petty theft to grand theft (over $1,000).
the above seems to let on that this might be a bit more than just petty theft. I hope not but that would make more sense than just shoplifting alone.

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Diseased Leg's picture

Wow was thinking the TV game show when I clicked but this is worse. Hope everything works out and he still reps the scarlet and gray come 2015

Squirrel Master's picture

I'm sorry, you didn't add "What is" before your comment.
 

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Earle's picture

Italics are for emphasis.

BSTP DeCon's picture

Your answer is, Buck and your wager is Futter. So there you have it, Buck  Futter LMAO!!!

gonzogrover's picture

I hope he can come to OSU and whatever these obscure issues are can be resolved. If they can't be resolved without some punishment by law enforcement, maybe he's not quite the type of character we want to bring to OSU anyways. Might be the type of player, but we can't let that get in the way of OSU's reputation.

Earle's picture

My sources are telling me the real reason is that it turns out he is not from the planet Krypton after all.

Italics are for emphasis.

buckeyedude's picture

For the love of God I hope he didn't steal any dilithium crystals. You know how much a pound of that stuff is worth?

 

 

niblick's picture

I see nothing in there that says his offer is in jeopardy

DJ Byrnes's picture

Literally the first two paragraphs of the linked article:

No high school underclassman who receives a scholarship offer has a smooth ride to graduation. McKinley High School quarterback Eric Glover-Williams may be finding that out.

Glover-Williams was offered — and verbally accepted — a football scholarship to Ohio State. However, that may be in danger of being pulled. A source with knowledge of Ohio State's recruiting efforts said the team is looking into "off-the-field issues" and investigating Glover-Williams. The source would not comment on whether the offer has been pulled.

So you think they're just investigating "off-the-field" issues for the giggles? Because it's either that or you think Urban Meyer would maintain the offer even if the "off-the-field issues" turned out to be severe. 

 

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

He is a QUARTERback on his highschool team???

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Sometimes teams put their best athlete at QB. Probably will play hybrid at Ohio State
Remember, Rod Smith was a HS QB

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

andyb's picture

Holy Crap..just realized..what the hell ever happened to him? I know El Guapo was the man and he had Jordan Hall coming in relief...but when was the last game Rod got playing time?

Earle's picture

Reading is fundamental.

Italics are for emphasis.

niblick's picture

based on everything we've seen from Urban during 5 years at Florida and 2 years at tOSU, NOTHING leads me to believe he's going to pull an offer from a kid on what could potentially be, if proven accurate, a 16 yr old kid making a dumb mistake of a misedmeanor 18 months away from graduating high school.
And no where in "A source with knowledge of Ohio State's recruiting efforts said the team is looking into "off-the-field issues" and investigating Glover-Williams. The source would not comment on whether the offer has been pulled." does that say his scholarship is in jeopardy of being pulled, unless my version of English is different than everyone elses.

sivaDavis's picture

"Glover-Williams was offered — and verbally accepted — a football scholarship to Ohio State. However, that may be in danger of being pulled. A source with knowledge of Ohio State's recruiting efforts said the team is looking into "off-the-field issues" and investigating Glover-Williams. The source would not comment on whether the offer has been pulled."
 
 
....have a Snickers, Niblick.

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

trock's picture

If his offer is pulled, hopefully OSU tells him if he shows he has changed and does anything that the law requires that his offer will still be there.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Hopefully on the up and up and no deal breaker occured. Hate to hear this kind of news.
How do you get a job monitoring players social media? Seems like everyone does that anyhow..
Also, if im an athlete in this day and age, I have all my social media on lockdown. The only stuff that makes it online is pics of me volunteering, or helping the elderly or visiting the sick. I would lead the world to believe I was a saint...then offline it would be all sex, drugs and rock-n-roll.

TMac's picture

It's not necessarily your own social media you need to be concerned about. 

2014nationalchamps's picture

looks like Kentucky might finally steal a recruit away from OSU. We all know they have some great standards set for admission into that fine institution.

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

You're giving Kentucky too much credit

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

jamesrbrown322's picture

Just hope this is not another DeVoe Torrence episode....
Not saying it's as serious, or even criminal, but just hoping that this kid didn't do something stupid at such a young age that jeopardizes his future, and opportunities to attend college.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

otrain2416's picture

I would not be happy if they pulled his offer if this was the case, he is a key component to this class 

TMac's picture

There is also 13 months before signing day 2015, a lot can happen between now and then

Sean N's picture

If it was indeed stealing, he can always sit out a year and then quarterback Auburn into the national championship game.

a.buck's picture

Bravo sir bravo. This works on so many levels there is the Nick Marshall level then there is the Cam Newton level.

jamesrbrown322's picture

Love this!
Of course, Auburn's prerequisite seems to be that you be thrown out of another SEC school first right?

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

ODEEZ330's picture

Todd porter is a hack and always bashes McKinley kids. I stopped my repository or suppository as it's referred to in canton subscription. I'll worry when it's official.

O'Deez330
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MichaelJ721984's picture

We hate the prick in Massillon too man. He makes shit up as he goes. He's a complete hack.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

I made mention of this in my column on Sunday night, I'd expect some serious parameters to be added to EGW's offer, but I think the staff realizes they have an opportunity to help the player and themselves by moving towards rehabilitation of his image as opposed to casting to him out to sea.

KBonay's picture

^^^THIS.  He's a kid.  If anything, he needs OSU folks in his life MORE.  Help him, don't abandon him.  And I would say this for a 3 star or a 5 star.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Folks, you are missing the point. The coaches are now taking a second look at EGW's escapability and reevaluating the claim that he is indeed Superman.

southbymidwest's picture

Nice snarky little comment in the article about Urban "smirking" when asked about EGW's situation. Probably was grimacing from having to deal with his friends in the press.

Hovenaut's picture

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

sharks's picture

McNulty is an auto +1

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

I'm super bummed about this.  All kidding aside, I do believe the buckeyes need to make sure to recruit kids of the highest caliber character-wise.  I also believe in redemption and second chances, when I was a kid that age I did some dumb things that might have kept me (aside from the fact I'm small, slow and have no athletic talent) off a team.  It's a tough balancing act.  Coaching a football team these days requires far more than X's and O's unfortunately.

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Boxley's picture

I agree with you on this one. I was no angel myself at that age. Most everyone who knew me then were surprised that I was still alive after year 16.
Having said that I did pretty good after some fine folks gave me a second chance. At 16 years old, you have no idea how your daily actions affect your future, let alone the next day.

"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." President T. Roosevelt

FROMTHE18's picture

be surprised if they didnt know he had off field problems before they offered him. I expect Urban to tell him that its strike 3 for any trip ups. He has to realize whats ahead of him. Just hit the books, make correct decisions socially, and work your ass off to be ready to compete at a program like Ohio State. 

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Oh man, this isn't good.  We'll lets wait and see what comes out of this.  Hopefully it is not as serious as some man think.
Go Bucks!!

harleymanjax's picture

As a former Loss Prevention Officer, I would have hated having to chase him down and tackle him in the mall!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Knarcisi's picture

Is there any fucking good news in 2014?

MichaelJ721984's picture

Yeah, we're not Michigan.

WOLFofOHIO's picture

Well..hopefully he will have someone guide him down the right path..I mean pee gate was wtf and everything turned out OK..don't see much of a story here..he'll be alright

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