Canton McKinley athlete Eric Glover-Williams was the first commit in the class of 2015 for Ohio State, committing back in 2013 on Aug. 25. Now, Glover-Williams adds his name to the list of official Buckeyes as he sent in his National Letter of Intent to Ohio State.
The first domino in the 2015 recruiting class, Glover-Williams was a strong start for Ohio State. The 5'11, 165-pound versatile athlete played a variety of positions for his high school team, including quarterback, cornerback and running back. For his career at Ohio State, he projects as a cornerback, for which he's ranked as the 12th best corner in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite. Also ranked as the fourth-best prospect from the state of Ohio, the four-star was selected for the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game.
Holding offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and was also receiving interest from Michigan. His early commitment to Ohio State never wavered and made it that much tougher on schools to try and recruit the talented athlete.
Here's our Christopher Jason on Glover-Williams' skill set and how he projects to the next level:
Eric Glover-Williams is electric with the ball in his hands, which is why I do not see him staying in the crowded Buckeye defensive backfield for long. He possesses elite quickness and vision which makes him a threat to take it the distance every time he touches the football. Glover-Williams is a one-cut and go runner, which is a credit to his short area quickness. He makes his cuts at one speed and his acceleration from the second he touches the ball really jumps off the screen. He was a do-everything type player in high school and would be this class’ Jalin Marshall 2.0 if he stays on the offensive side of the ball.
If the staff decides to keep him at cornerback and off of special teams due to the abundance of experienced returners in front of him, I would expect him to redshirt to add weight to his 5’11, 165-pound body. What makes Glover-Williams’ athleticism so special is that all of the tools that he uses on offense can easily be translated into becoming a shut-down cornerback. He has the fluidity in his hips, the short area quickness and the natural running ability to stick to receivers at the college level. Overall, Glover-Williams is a playmaker and he will make plays for the Buckeyes on whichever side of the ball that he ends up on.
Check out Glover-Williams in action with highlights from his senior year of high school as well: