Arkansas Loves Looking Into Glass

Arkansas is in heavy pursuit of Suwanee (GA) Peachtree Ridge safety Nick Glass (6-1, 202) - sending him 38 hand-written letters one day last month. Glass is a soft Georgia verbal and mid-term graduate who is planning on visiting Fayetteville this summer before finalizing his decision.

Suwanee (GA) Peachtree Ridge safety Nick Glass (6-1, 202) gets a lot of mail, but he had one day last month when the Arkansas' coaching staff really drove home a message about how much it wants to sign him.

"I am used to getting a lot, but what the Arkansas staff did really surprised me a lot," Glass said. "I got 38 hand-written letters from them in one day. They were from all the coaches. I have other days where I get like 20 of them from Arkansas. It just showed how interested they are in me. It really, really impressed me."

Glass, a soft verbal commit to Georgia for over a year now, has over 40 offers – including ones from Arkansas, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Auburn, UCLA, Florida State, South Carolina and South Florida.

"I have seen all the schools that I am interested in except for Auburn and Arkansas and I am going to see them both some time this summer," Glass said. "I don't know what the dates are yet, but I do know that I going to see both."

He committed to Georgia after a sophomore season in which he had 75 tackles, 5 sacks, 5 pass break-ups, 4 interceptions and four tackles for lost yardage.

"I am committed to Georgia a long time ago, but I have to look around and make sure that is still the right place for me," Glass said. "Arkansas is certainly a legitimate option for me. I really like their coaches."

That's in part due to a relationship with Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash and cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson, who recruits Georgia for the Razorbacks.

"I bet I talk to them every other day or so," Glass said. "I definitely talk to them about every day on Twitter and Facebook."

The lure of immediate playing time is something in Arkansas' favor.

"The (Razorback) coaches think I can come in and make an impact immediately," Glass said. "That really appeals to me."

He knows of the history of current Razorback head coach Bret Bielema, who won the last three Big Ten titles while he was at Wisconsin.

"I know that a lot of the coaches were on the Wisconsin staff and they showed they could dominate without elite talent," Glass said. "Now that they are in the SEC, they are really going to be able to do some big things. They went to the Rose Bowl every year at Wisconsin."

He likes the style of the Arkansas coaches.

"They are straight forward," Glass said. "They don't lead you astray. They just tell you what is on their minds and I respect them for that."

Glass intends to make a decision sooner than later because he is on track to be a mid-term graduate.

"Since I am graduating early, I have to speed everything up," Glass said.

Glass – who has already accepted an invitation to the U.S. Army All American Game in San Antonio on January 5, had 97 tackles, six sacks and three interceptions as a junior at Atlanta (GA) St. Pius.

He has since made the move to Peachtree Ridge.

"I am really excited about it because Peachtree Ridge plays in the largest classification in Georgia and I think that will get me ready for college football," Glass said. "We should have a great season."

Glass sized up his strengths and weaknesses.

"I think I get out of my breaks pretty quick, I think I cover well and I think I wrap up and make sure the tackle happens," Glass said. "I also think I have a good amount of speed and am good at going after the ball.

"The things I want to work on are getting off blocks and being more physical so I can be a press coverage guy," Glass added. "I want to be the most complete player I can."

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