Ewing Weighing Options

Glyeb Ewing performed on the camp circuit this summer as part of his search for his college football home. The Iowa defensive end has some decisions to make and he talks about them in this premium story.

Iowa and Iowa State are deciding whether or not to offer Glyeb Ewing a scholarship. It could end up costing the in-state schools his services if they conclude he's somebody that can help their program.

It's a common case in recruiting. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones rank other defensive ends higher than Ewing and are waiting on their commitments. If they miss out on those players, they might come back to the Waukon standout.

Meanwhile, Oregon State has offered Ewing. He visited Corvallis last month.

"I thought about committing when I was out there," the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Ewing said. "I liked it so much. It was awesome.

"I'm kind of waiting to see what Iowa State and Iowa does, I guess. If they aren't willing to do anything too soon, I might have to commit early to some other school."

Iowa and Iowa State have told Ewing that they want to evaluate his first three games this season.

"I don't want to wait too long because I don't want to lose my scholarship to Oregon State," Ewing said. "I don't want to push it too long and miss out. I might make an earlier decision if Iowa and Iowa State are going to wait. They may never offer. Oregon State might be the way to go if they don't say anything more to me."

Ewing attended camps at Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa, who offered him a scholarship. He also attended workouts at North Dakota, Western Illinois and St. Cloud.

"I feel like I've gotten better going against the good competition," Ewing said. "You have top prospects at almost every camp. You get to go up against big guys that are on the same level as you are."

Ewing was pleased with his performance at Iowa.

"It went well," he said. "It was fun. I learned a lot working with Coach (Reese) Morgan and Coach (Eric) Johnson. They got to see what I was about. I got to see everything there; the stadium and facilities."

Ewing followed up with a phone call to Morgan, who said Iowa wanted to evaluate him more during the season. The Cyclones echoed their rivals.

"They want to watch the first three games," Ewing said. "They have other defensive ends that they've offered so far. They're waiting to see if they're going to commit or not. If they don't, then maybe I'll get an offer."

They might not get a chance extend an opportunity to Ewing before he verbally commits.

"I loved Oregon," he said. "It's one of the nicest states I've every been to. It's beautiful out there. I love the campus."

Ewing was shown the academic side of the PAC-12 school and then sat down with the head coach.

"Me and Coach (Mike) Riley and my family talked about playing there and what would happen," Ewing said. "He went through examples of how they would use me."

Riley and his assistants believe in Ewing's ability to get to the quarterback.

"They like my speed and coordination," Ewing said. "They play a lot of guys in the defensive line. They change them by quarters to keep everybody fresh. They also bring in fast guys on the edge for passing downs. That's where they see using me."

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