Speedster Likes UCLA

One of the fastest players in the country, running back/defensive back Rodney Glass from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame, is very interested in UCLA. It's just a matter of academics...

Already the fastest man in the CIF Southern Section, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame running back Rodney Glass (5-11, 175), is becoming just as difficult to catch on the football field.

After two games, Glass has rushed for 321 yards and six touchdowns and also has 43 yards on two receptions. In the Knights contest with Westlake last Friday night, he had 198 of those yards on 16 carries and four touchdowns in a 45-20 romp.

"I've gotten off to a good start," said Glass. "I'm just doing what I always do."

Glass has shined on the field, while off the field he's getting quite a bit of recruiting attention since the Fall contact period began.

"I've had a lot of schools call me. Ole Miss, Washington, Arizona State, UCLA, Oregon State, UNLV, those are some of the schools I've heard from," said Glass.

He is holding scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Washington, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon State and UNLV. Glass said he has tentatively set up an official visit with Ole Miss, but the date hasn't been finalized. The rest will be set up as the season rolls on.

At the same time, Glass is hoping to see the two Los Angeles schools pick up their recruitment. Glass attended UCLA's game against Oklahoma over the weekend, with teammate Garrett Green and Bruin commit Kai Forbath.

One question that remains with Glass, and one that is similar to the predicament that Green is in: Which side of the ball does Glass project to in college? He said, "I'm getting looks as a running back and as a defensive back. I mean, I like running back a lot, but I want to do whatever gets me on the field. I'll play either side if it gets me playing time."

However, after his first two games, Glass is making a strong case to stay on offense at the next level.

One of the premier sprinters nationally, Glass won the CIF Southern Section 100m title with a 10.43. At the California State Meet in Sacramento, he finished second to Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft receiver Jamere Holland, running a 10.56.

As a junior, Glass rushed for over 1,300 yards and 23 touchdowns, and had around 300 yards in receptions.

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

Editor's Note: It's generally known that Glass will have to improve his academics for UCLA to offer him a scholarship, but the word is that Glass has a chance.

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