Bruins Pursue Two-Sport Star

He excels at both football and track, so Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame's <b>Rodney Glass</b> is getting recruited for both. He has three favorites at this point...

Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame was one of the top teams in the state last season, and while they lost some key players to graduation, they still return a strong core that will allow them to contend for another CIF Division III title.

Headlining that group of returners is running back Rodney Glass (5-11, 170), who along with kicker Kai Forbath and quarterback Garrett Green, give the Knights a solid nucleus on offense.

Because of a strong junior year, Glass is getting national recruiting attention for football, while also getting interest for track.

"I've got an offer from Ole Miss," said Glass. "And USC, UCLA and Florida State are my top three schools. I've got no favorite, I'm undecided. But USC was my top school growing up and I'm friends with Cary Harris."

Clocked at a personal best of 4.29 in the forty, Glass is getting recruited as both a running back and as a cornerback, and said either side would be fine with him, because his speed will help.

"I love to carry the ball, but at the same time, I love to hit, too. So I could do both, and I'll play either way, whatever gets me on the field," said Glass.

Glass will attend the Nike Camp in Los Angeles and is planning on going to a Florida State team camp this summer.

He has no immediate plans for a decision, wanting to wait it out. "I've got a lot of things to look at, so I won't rush it. My parents are really emphasizing education, and my mom would like me to stay close to home," Glass said.

During the Knights CIF Championship season of 2004, Glass rushed for over 1,300 yards and 23 touchdowns, and had around 300 yards in receptions. He also tacked on a few tackles on defense.

Glass is carrying a 2.8 GPA and took the SAT in early March.

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