Sharks circle Watch List safety Glass

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia safety commit Nick Glass (Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge) was worried when the Bulldogs picked up their fifth safety commit for the Class of 2013. An 2014 ESPN Watch List member, Glass decided that he should see what other programs had to offer. The blood was in the water.

“Ohio State was coming by what seemed like every day,” Glass said. “UCLA brought their entire coaching staff. I talked with Coach [Tommy] Thigpen of Tennessee right after that. South Carolina picked up their recruitment very heavily. Florida State and Clemson also stepped up their recruiting of me. Alabama came by a lot too. They don’t have safeties at all. They have one committed, but he weighs 170 and they say the chances of him moving down to corner are heavy. They told me they need somebody big who can tackle and cover. They have really picked it up and I talk to them a lot and I am really going to look into Alabama.”

Glass reopened his recruitment two weeks ago but maintains that he is still committed to Georgia, for now.

“Georgia has five safeties, but they were always my first love growing up,” Glass said. “I just kind of did not like the way they were doing things. But I understand it is a business and they have to do what they have to do -- and they need safeties. I have a lot of time to sit back and look at the whole situation. You never know who could get kicked off the team or if there will be position changes. As of now I am kind of nervous about what is going on. I am not scared of competition, but there is just too much going on right now.”

Losing both starters at the safety position to graduation and not having signed any safeties last year, Georgia needed to replenish the position with the incoming class. The Bulldogs coaching staff is trying to keep Glass committed.

“They said, ‘We offered you first. We still want you. There is no question in our minds. You are going to be the only safety we take in your class and we are looking for you to be a leader.’ ” Glass said. “They want me as a safety or a slot corner like Sanders Commings.”

Glass recently left St. Pius X and transferred to Peachtree Ridge High School, where he hopes to get a chance to play more positions.

“I am going to play running back, safety, cornerback and Wildcat quarterback,” Glass said. “I am looking forward to getting a chance to run the ball. Last year every time I ran the ball I either got a first down or a touchdown. I never understood why they didn’t let me run it more. That was where I started out, but St. Pius moved me. I hope to get 1000 yards rushing, 100 tackles and five picks or more this year.”