The recruiting march keeps on for Urban Meyer and his inaugural Ohio State coaching staff. While there's still plenty of work to be done on the class of '13 front, that certainly doesn't mean Meyer and co. can't keep a pulse on the 2014 class as well.
Despite not having a verbal commitment in the bank to point, the fervor continues building for who might make up the 2014 Buckeyes to be. As is usually the case in recruiting for a traditional college football power like Ohio State, interest has been a two way street with Ohio State dishing out some 49 offers and much of the top talent across the country reciprocating showing a revitalized interest in spending their college years in Columbus wearing the Scarlet & Gray.
One of the top prospects in the 2014 class is 4-star safety Nick Glass. Measuring in at 6'2" and 198 lbs, despite being just a junior to be in high school, Glass has the ability to be one of the better defensive backs in the class of 2014. Glass is currently committed to the Georgia Bulldogs, but holds over 20 scholarship offers from teams including Ohio State, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Virginia, Clemson, and Auburn amongst others.
Though Glass has already pledged his early allegiance to the Georgia Bulldogs, Glass remains very much on Ohio State's radar. Additionally, on top of being a top flight defensive back, Glass has a tight knit relationship with another top '14 recruit, 5-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan.
Couple that with both of these players having some contact with 5-star defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, the number one overall recruit in the same class, and you have to wonder what might happen should these three spend more and more time together on the various camp and all-star games circuits continuing to build rapport with one another.
I spoke to Nick Glass to get his thoughts on where his recruiting process stands, as well as whether or not Glass would have interest yet in landing at the same school as McMillan and Hand.
You're currently committed to Georgia but have said you will still be taking other visits. Do other schools have a chance to get you?
Yes, all of the other schools still have a chance.
You're pretty close with fellow '14 recruits in Raekwon McMillan and Da'Shawn Hand. Have you guys thought about all winding up at the same school?
I am close friends with Raekwon and I've only met (Da'Shawn) Hand once. I know that I would love to go to the same school as them.
You've talked to Buckeye commits Jalin Marshall and Eli Woodard. What have they talked to you about? Have they tried to recruit you to Ohio State?
When we talked, they basically just told me to come up to Ohio State and check it out.
What teams are recruiting you the hardest right now?
The schools that are recruiting me the hardest are LSU, Clemson , Notre Dame, and Ohio State.
What would you say are some of your greatest strengths as a football player?
I believe that I tackle very well, but also have a great nose for the ball.
What can you still improve on the most?
There isn't really one specific thing. I would really just like to improve on every aspect of my game.
What are the biggest factors for you in making a decision?
The most important things to me are playing time, education, and relationships with the people that will be on my team.
What is your take on Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer?
I think Urban Meyer is a great coach. He really knows what it takes and how to get a national championship.
What coaches are recruiting you from Ohio State?
The coaches recruiting me from Ohio State are Stan Drayton and Coach (Everett) Withers.
Anything else you'd like to tell Buckeye Nation?
I love the Buckeye Nation fans. The fans should know that I won't disappoint.