Inked: Four-Star Athlete Eric Glover-Williams is Officially an Ohio State Buckeye.

By Jeremy Birmingham on February 4, 2015 at 7:03 am
Eric Glover-Williams was the first commitment of 2015

The future stars of Ohio State football officially begin their Buckeye careers today as standouts from all over the country put pens to their National Letters of Intent. Signing Day is here.

Eleven Warriors would like to officially welcome Eric Glover-Williams to the Ohio State football program. 

The Glover-Williams File

  • Class 2015
  • Position ATH
  • Size 5-11/170
  • School McKinley (Canton, OH)
  • Composite ★★★★
  • Rank 9 (CB)

The first commitment in the class of 2015, Glover-Williams - affectionately known as EGW - burst onto the Buckeyes’ recruiting scene in the summer of 2013 during Ohio State’s Friday Night Light’s Football Camp. In front of a few thousand rabid recruiting fans, EGW dazzled fans, recruiting analysts and coaches alike with his hard-nosed football approach and his undeniable and occasionally over-the-top brand of self-assuredness.

Following his explosive performance at FNL, Urban Meyer and Ohio State pressed the 5-foot-11, 170-pound dynamo to become the “face” of the Buckeyes’ 2015 recruiting class and it didn’t take long for the Canton McKinley star to oblige. He committed to Ohio State on August 25th of 2013 and was indeed the first member of what would be dubbed the “Elite ’15” by Ohio State Director of Player Personnel Mark Pantoni. 

As is often the case, the crown was burdensome for the enigmatic and reclusive Glover-Williams. While he continued to excel on the football field, trouble seemed to find him off of the field and there was rampant speculation in early 2014 that he would not end up signing with Ohio State as a result. Amidst the rumors, Glover-Williams persevered, refocusing himself on his team and his own self-improvement. A renewal of purpose, led by new Canton McKinley head coach Thom McDaniels and Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, resulted in a new, improved EGW in the classroom as well as on, and off, the field. 

The country’s 99th-ranked overall prospect and Ohio’s fourth-ranked talent, will likely begin his Ohio State career on the defensive side of the ball. However, with a nose for the end-zone and an impressive ability to score from anywhere on the field, he may not be there for long.

Welcome to Ohio State, Eric. 

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