Ewing Nails PAC-12 Offer

Glyeb Ewing toils for a small-town high school in Iowa. However, word is starting to get out about the Waukon defensive end, who recently picked up a scholarship offer from the PAC-12 and has the in-state schools' attention.

Glyeb Ewing starting his recruiting process by reaching out to schools all over the country. The defensive end from Waukon, Iowa always has seen the big picture.

Ewing was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States at age 4. He returned to his homeland after the second grade only to come back to America following sixth grade.

The Ewings changed locations as a result of their patriarch's job. The movement shaped how Glyeb (pronounced Gleb) approached his football recruitment.

"When I started the process, I tried to get in touch with as many schools as possible," he said. "I was looking for the most opportunities and the most scholarships. It seems to be finally working. I got one (offer) from out West and the Dakotas. That's kind of what I was looking for."

Oregon State recently offered Ewing a scholarship. North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Illinois already had done the same.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Ewing said he had been emailing with the Beavers quite frequently before they offered a scholarship. He has scheduled a trip to Corvallis on June 22.

"I'm going to go up there and get a feel for the coaches and what it's like up there," Ewing said.

The worldly Ewing also will camp with Michigan (June 11), Iowa State (June 14), Northern Iowa (June 16), and Iowa (June 17), among others. He was at Colorado this weekend.

"I'm hoping to do very well at those camps and pull a scholarship out of it," Ewing said. "That would make me happy."

Ewing, who reports running the 40-yard dash last year in a time of 4.8 seconds, has a relationship with all three in-state D-I schools. It seems like his best connection to date is with the Cyclones

"With Iowa State, I have been talking to Coach (Courtney) Messingham," Ewing said. "I've been talking to Paul Rhodes a couple of times. I went to a junior day there and got to talk to their staff. I got to talk to the defensive line coach, Coach (Curtis) Bray."

Ewing attended a junior day at Northern Iowa and has kept in touch with head coach Mark Farley.

"Iowa, I haven't had that much contact," Ewing said. "I've just talked to Reese Morgan a couple of times. I went to a couple of games there last season. That's about it."

Defensive end is a key need for Iowa in the next two classes. Ewing is a solid athlete off of the edge. He plays basketball and participates in track at Waukon.

"I like to get off of the line quick," he said. "I'm explosive. I like to sack the quarterback. That's pretty much what I like to do. I try to give as much as possible for the team. I'll play wherever they put me."

Ewing still is searching for a subject in which to major. He could have plenty of time to figure it out as it doesn't sound like a commitment is near.

"I might make my decision after my senior year," Ewing said. "I kind of want to see where it goes and what kind of schools become interested. I'm hoping to get more offers and expand my opportunities."


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