This past Saturday saw several top prospects make a visit with the University of Cincinnati for Junior Day. One of those prospects has already seen a Big Ten program make an early offer, but this early in the process he's not ruling anyone out.
Warren G. Harding High School (Warren, Ohio) has seen it's share of "Big Time" football players come out of it's program. The Class of 2007 will also see more talent head off to college and make a name for themselves, Sidney Glover is one of the many prospects Coach Thom McDaniels will look towards to keep his program on it's winning ways.
Sidney Glover spent Saturday on the campus of Cincinnati and came away excited about what he witnessed from the Bearcats program.
"It was off the hook." Stated Glover when asked about how his visit went. "The visit was cool and I had a very good time. Coach Narduzzi showed us around and I can see why UC is going to be a nice program to be a part of."
When asked what caught his eyes and ears the most, the talented safety/linebacker prospect wasted little time. "Coach Dantonio couldn't be there, but all of the coaches talked about how he expects his players to earn a degree. The whole staff takes an interest in their players making it out of college with a degree and not just looking to the NFL. That is important to me because you never know if your going to make it at the next level or not."
When asked to give his visit a grade on a scale of 1-10, Glover quickly gave the Bearcats a 9. "It was a nine. I can't give it a ten because I've not really been on too many visits yet. But the things they are building there (new student recreation center, dorms ect.) shows they are serious about becoming a major program."
Warren Harding has seen it's share of players pick the Bearcats in recent years. "I had a chance to talk with Anthony Hoke while we were there. We were trying to hook up with Delbert Ferguson, but it never happened. Anthony let us know how things were at UC with the program, coaches and school."
While he didn't receive an offer on his visit, Glover has already seen Indiana offer him a scholarship with several other program taking hard looks. "Right now I'm hearing from Oklahoma, Penn State, Indiana, Michigan, Boston College and Florida State. I don't know if I'm interested in going too far from home, but I'm going to wait and see what happens."
When asked if he would be heading down to UC for summer camp, Glover said he wasn't sure yet. "I know I'm going to camp at Ohio State and maybe Michigan right now. I would like to camp at two more programs but it will depend upon the cost and if I can get there."
Glover projects to play strong safety at the college level or depending upon the scheme run by the school he could be moved to an outside linebacker spot as well. With a solid build (6'0 - 205) and a self reported 4.5 forty time, Glover is sure to find several programs looking to earn his commitment.
Scout.com has two Junior Highlights clips to view by clicking on Sidney's name in this story and scrolling down the page to the Media Center. Bearcat Insider will continue to follow Sidney during his recruiting to see if the Bearcats offer in the future.
I would like to thank Sidney for taking the time and talking about his visit to Cincinnati and also David Baugh (Worm02) for working hard to get the players from Warren Harding exposure during the recruiting process.