Speedster Glover Ready To Impress

Canton McKinley sophomore tailback Eric Glover made an impression last season as a freshman. With added strength and a year of maturity, Glover will look to explode in 2012.

Canton McKinley is one of Ohio's top talent-producing high schools, and the cupboard isn't empty this season. Sophomore tailback Eric Glover burst onto the scene last year, and impressed everyone with his speed.

Glover, 5-foot-10, 165-pounds, played his first game of varsity football in the last game of the regular season. He helped lead the Bulldogs to a win over arch-rival Massillon.

Next week, Glover exploded for 144 yards in only seven carries, in leading McKinley to a playoff win over Sylvania Southview. He had an electrifying 65-yard touchdown run.

Recently, Glover had a great camp at Ohio State in June, running consecutive 4.4 forty-yard dash times. In the past week, Glover has dominated two separate 7on7 events. He is already one of the top 2015 prospects in Ohio.

"I'm going to be a better player this year, and I'm way better than I was as a freshmen," Glover stated. "They are moving me around this year, playing me more at wide receiver and also at defensive back. They only let me play offense last year, and I love cornerback. I think I showed at Ohio State that I can catch the football, and play in space."

"I love running the ball too, and I just want the ball in my hands," he added. "I know I need to get stronger, and I've put on 10 pounds of muscle since last season. I'm mentally ready to go both ways this year, and I'm excited to get our season under way."

College recruiters have just started to notice Glover, and that attention should only increase this season. Glover is also a five-tool baseball prospect, who starred on the diamond for McKinley last season.

"I'm not sure about the recruiting stuff, and I just let my coaches handle that," he stressed. "I loved being at Ohio State, and (runningbacks coach) Stan Drayton talked to me. He said they're recruiting me, and they will be watching me this season. That made me feel great because they're Ohio State."

"I would love to hear from Oregon, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Michigan, and any of the bigger schools," Glover said. "I'm just trying to make myself better before I worry too much about recruiting."

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