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Urban Meyer likes to start off his class commitments with a cannon boom -- not just a bang. When he landed his first 2015 pledge on Sunday, Meyer pulled out the biggest firework he could find.
That the commitment came from ESPN Junior 300 standout Eric Glover-Williams (Canton, Ohio/McKinley) meant even more to the athlete than he could put into words.
Glover-Williams knows a little something about rivalries, as he's in one of the biggest high school rivalries in the country every season.
"I picked Ohio State because I see it kind of like how I see Canton McKinley and Massillon in high school," Glover-Williams said. "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, so it was easy. It was Ohio State over everybody."
Despite the fact that Glover-Williams, who is ranked 29th overall and fourth at athlete, had double-digit offers, including schools like Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Tennessee and Pittsburgh, there was something else pulling him to the Buckeyes.
Since picking up his offer from the Buckeyes on Dec. 7, the standout has been in close contact with the coaching staff almost weekly.
Meyer and his staff want Glover-Williams to be the face of the class. In fact, Meyer and Co. told him so after an incredible Friday Night Lights camp a month ago, when Glover-Williams went one-on-one at wide receiver against 2014 ESPN 300 commit Damon Webb.
"It means a lot to me, to come in and help them build Ohio State toward winning a national championship," Glover-Williams said. "It's great. Most definitely I'll be involved in recruiting, I want the best of the best to come to Ohio State. I'll get the best players I can to Ohio State."
Glover-Williams is being recruited as a slot receiver, where his 4.50 40-yard dash time will fit in. But he doesn't care how he fits, as long as he's part of the puzzle.
"I want to go and help the team wherever I can fit in whether it's a wide receiver, defensive back or special teams," Glover-Williams said. "I'm just happy to be at Ohio State."
As a sophomore, Glover-Williams was 75-of-154 for 1,114 yards and 12 touchdowns, while adding 1,810 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns on 243 attempts.