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Canton McKinley junior Eric Glover-Williams commits to Ohio State

By Michael Beaven Published: August 25, 2013

Canton McKinley junior Eric Glover-Williams has committed to play football on scholarship at Ohio State University on Sunday.

Glover-Williams gave the Buckeyes his pledge Sunday, and he is the first member of the 2015 class.

Glover-Williams, a four-star ESPN Junior 300 recruit with a 4.34 40-yard dash, played quarterback for McKinley last season. He 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 highly touted as a cornerback.

Glover-Williams told the Akron Beacon Journal earlier this month following a practice that Tennessee had offered him a scholarship to play football and baseball (he also stars as a second baseman, center fielder and right-handed pitcher).

McKinley football coach Todd Filtz said Florida, West Virginia, Louisville, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska and Pittsburgh also offered Glover-Williams a football scholarship. Akron, Kent State and Ohio State have each shown interest in baseball too.

Glover-Williams turned heads with his explosiveness and quickness in the open field on several plays last season. He put together an electrifying 88-yard touchdown run against Walsh Jesuit in Week 1 last year, in which he made almost half of the Warriors defense miss on tackle attempts.

Glover-Williams, who is 5-foot-10½ and 168 pounds, completed 75-of-154 passes for 1,114 yards, and tossed 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He flaunted his quickness on several occasions and rushed 243 times for 1,574 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Filtz said earlier this month that if another quarterback on McKinley's roster steps up, they'll move Glover-Williams to another posiiton. If no other quarterback emerges, he'll line up under center for another year.

"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."

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