Georgia's recruiting class for 2014 just doubled in size.
Atlanta St. Pius X defensive back Nick Glass committed Wednesday to the Bulldogs. Glass is UGA's second verbal for the Class of 2014, as he joins RB Stanley Williams (Winder, Ga./Apalachee), who committed at Dawg Night in July 2011.
"I'm a Bulldog!" Glass said in a text Wednesday night to DawgNation, which was accompanied by a photo of Georgia coach Mark Richt.
Marcus Woods, Glass' uncle, said UGA was where his nephew wanted to be.
“I think he did not want to be one of those kids that tugged at the process," Woods said. "He knew in his heart he wanted to go to Georgia.
"He could have played this whole process out but he is not the three or four hats on a table guy. That is not how his grandmother raised him and he feels pretty strongly. Absent of Mark Richt leaving or Todd Grantham leaving, I think he is pretty solid.”
Georgia jumped into the race for Glass rather recently, offering the 2014 DB less than two weeks ago while he was in Athens for a visit. The high school underclassman, however, has visited the Athens campus more than once. He told DawgNation after a visit in December that if there was one offer he was awaiting that would stand out above the rest, it was Georgia.
“He was sold on Mark Richt before he ever met him,” Woods said about his nephew's impression of the Georgia coach. “He knew that was the coach he wanted to play for. And you would have a hard time finding anyone better to play for than Todd Grantham as a defensive coordinator.”
Glass, who this past weekend visited Alabama and was expected to visit Georgia Tech on Monday, had offers from schools across the Southeast and beyond, including Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Clemson, North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Virginia.
“I grew up a Georgia fan so this is a huge offer for me,” Glass said March 25, just one day after receiving UGA's offer from Richt. “Everybody in my family and everyone around me were just huge Bulldog fans so that is mostly what I grew up listening to -- everyone talking about Georgia and everybody was wearing Georgia apparel. I don’t really have a list of my top schools yet but this is a big momentum booster.”
The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Glass made 75 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions and four tackles for loss as a safety last season. He could grow into a linebacker, and schools have targeted him at several positions.
His uncle added that Glass intends to help the Bulldogs with recruiting.
“He definitely wants to do all he can to keep the Georgia players in Georgia,” Woods said. “That is so much a part of his agenda and his actions right now speak larger than any words that he could have given.
"And he wants to be part of getting other players to stay in Georgia so Georgia can beat Alabama. Take the Georgia players off of Alabama and they might could beat Alabama."