Glass is Still a Possibility

The speedster from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame, Rodney Glass, has always been a prospect UCLA would take, it's just a matter of academics. Whether UCLA can take him could come down to timing...

With a chance at a fourth straight CIF Division III title, forgive Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame running back Rodney Glass (5-11, 175) if recruiting takes a backseat for the next month.

"Recruiting is in the mix, but right now, it's time to focus on what's ahead of us. I think it's a blessing just to make it as far as we've gone. We want to win another title," said Glass.

Glass has eight scholarship offers, from Washington, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon State, UNLV, San Diego State, Ole Miss and Kansas State. He's also continuing to hear from UCLA and USC.

"UCLA and USC said they are just waiting on my SAT's," said Glass, who has attended games at both the Coliseum and the Rose Bowl this year.

He has yet to set up any trips, but knows two schools who will be receiving official trips. "I know I'm going to visit Washington and Arizona State. I'm going to try and take all five trips. If I visit UCLA or USC, it will be on unofficial trips," Glass said.

He declined to name a leader but said that he would be keeping all of his options open.

A gifted two-way player, Glass said that the decision of what side of the ball to play on will come down to which position gets him on the field sooner. But he does have a slight preference of where he wants to play. He said, "I prefer running back. I like to run the ball and make plays. But I'll play where the coaches think I can make an impact. I'd like to play early if I can."

With a first-round CIF playoff game against Lynwood looming this weekend, Glass talked about his regular season. "It's been a good season so far. I've ran for almost 1,600 yards and 27 touchdowns. I've got a couple of interceptions. But I didn't play in many second halves," said Glass.

Academically, Glass has a 2.4 GPA. He took the SAT the first weekend in November and will take the ACT in December.

Editor's Note: It's well-known that Glass would have to show marked improvement to get by UCLA admissions. And even though it's a possibility, UCLA could fill its scholarships in the meantime.

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