The Buckeyes' 2015 class has its first member after Canton McKinley star Eric Glover-Williams committed to Urban Meyer and Ohio State on Sunday.
Glover-Williams, a four-star ESPN Junior 300 recruit with a 4.5 40-yard dash, is being recruited as a slot receiver but is ranked highly as a running back as well (No. 9 at that position, according to Scout.com). He's also been highly touted as a cornerback. When asked for his position, McKinley coach Todd Filtz started with quarterback-running back and eventually ended his answer with "Ya know what, just call him an athlete."
Glover-Williams acted as McKinley's quarterback last season and turned heads with his explosiveness and quickness in the open field, namely in an electrifying 88-yard touchdown run against Walsh in which he made most (literally) of the Warriors defense lunge and miss. Last season he was 75-of-154 for 1,114 yards and 12 touchdowns through the air and ran for 1,810 yards and 22 rushing touchdowns.
Filtz said earlier this month that if another quarterback on McKinley's roster steps up, they'll move Glover-Williams to a skill posiiton. If no quarterback can take over, he'll line up under center for another year.
According to Scout.com, Glover-Williams had also received offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and West Virginia but chose the Buckeyes.
"I picked Ohio State because I see it kind of like how I see Canton McKinley and Massillon in high school," Glover-Williams told Brad Bournival of ESPN.com. "Going to college and playing for Ohio State—Michigan is one of the biggest rivalries in the nation. I just wanted to be a part of that. When I left there, I felt like I was at home, it was so easy. It was Ohio State over everybody."