Lynchburg Christian (Lynchburg, Va.) safety Tim Glass received an offer from East Carolina at the school's annual Purple-Gold football game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. His recruiting has picked up since then.
Glass had been receiving plenty of recruiting attention from big schools both inside and outside North Carolina. Duke, UNC Charlotte, North Carolina and North Carolina State are among programs competing with ECU in-state while Clemson, South Carolina and Penn State are a few schools that have also shown interest.
"I just got offered (Saturday) from Virginia," said Glass. "And then another recent offer was from UNC Charlotte a few weeks back. Those two have offered me."
"UNC and Duke," said the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder regarding other North Carolina schools that have been recruiting him hard. "I'm supposed to be calling UNC back later this week. I feel like they'll offer me this week. UNC is high on my list. Those are the two other ones, and Wake Forest is another school I'm talking to. Those are the other Carolina schools I'm having a connection with."
Even with the competition, ECU stands out to Glass. He enjoyed his visit in the spring where he was offered by defensive coordinator Rick Smith. ECU has kept in contact with him and the two sides have maintained a good relationship.
"It's been good," said Glass. "I've just been talking to (defensive line) coach (Marc) Yellock. They just keep it real. We just keep talking about everyday life and stuff like that. I'm coming back down. I'll be back down for a game."
With UNC, Connecticut and UCF all visiting Greenville this season, Glass and other recruits have great choices for visits. Glass said he's excited to come watch the Pirates host the Tar Heels, which also happens to be the Hall of Fame weekend.
"I haven't looked at the schedule," he admitted, "but I know I'm going to come to the East Carolina versus North Carolina game…yes sir. I'm going to come to the UNC and East Carolina game…I'm very excited."
With that, Glass will have a chance to check out two of his top in one fell swoop. In fact, he may even get the chance to see the same showdown the year after in Chapel Hill.
Looking forward, there's still plenty of time for Glass' recruitment to heat up even more. The rising junior already attended the Nike Football Training Camp a few months back and just attended UNC's camp last weekend. Other than that, he plans on making some more visits this summer. He went to N.C. State on Monday and will likely visit Chapel Hill at some point, too.
Glass has two more years remaining in his high school career. He heads into this season with a team-oriented outlook that is a valuable intangible. Expect the Pirates to continue keeping in touch with him as his recruitment continues to heat up.