Tailback Waits on Two Offers

One of the fastest players UCLA is recruiting is 5-11, 175-pound Rodney Glass from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame. He has four scholarship offers so far, but is waiting on two favorites to offer...

The CIF Southern Section's fastest man, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame running back Rodney Glass (5-11, 175), is also pretty decent on the gridiron. He has four scholarship offers so far, and figures to pick up a few more along the way.

"Ole Miss, Washington, Boston College and Arizona State are the schools who've offered me," said Glass. "UCLA, USC, Oregon, Oregon State and Florida State are all recruiting me and sending me a lot too."

Glass said that all of the schools that offered are even, but the local schools are going to be tough to beat, provided they offer. He said, "If either USC or UCLA offered me, they would right away move high on my list. I definitely would like playing for either school."

Glass is being recruited as a running back but said he wouldn't mind playing some defense in college. "Most schools want me as a running back, but I can play defense. I'll play some this year and I could play that in college."

Because of track commitments, Glass was unable to attend any spring camps or combines, but with track concluded, he hopes to attend "as many camps this summer as possible."

Meanwhile, the track season was a good one for Glass, winning the CIF Southern Section 100m title with a time of 10.43. Last weekend at the state meet in Sacramento, he ran a 10.56 and finished second to Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft receiver Jamere Holland.

Glass is very familiar with Holland, in fact. He said, "We have a good rivalry and we're both juniors so we'll see each other again next year."

Glass absolutely wants to pursue track also in college. "I love doing both football and track," he said. "I want to be able to do both in college."

He said his best timed forty was a 4.29. When it comes to making a decision about a college, Glass said he'll be patient: "I'm in no rush to make a decision. When the time is right, and I'm ready, I'll decide. I want to make some visits first. I could wait until January or I could decide right when my season is done. It's just when I feel ready."

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.

Glass is carrying a 2.4 GPA and scored a 1340 on the new SAT.


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