Rodney Glass recruiting update

Rodney Glass (5-11, 170 pounds, 4.29) from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif., could ultimately be a cornerback in college, but he prefers to play on offense and has proven to be a prolific running back.

"I had 1300 yards rushing on 113 carries and scored 23 touchdowns. I also had 300 yards receiving," Glass said. "I was first-team all-league and first-team all-CIF. I have a lot of experience at running back. I've played that position since I was real young. I think what makes me good is my vision. I see the field real good and anticipate where the hole will be."

Glass said he will play on both sides of the ball in 2005 and start at cornerback.

"I don't have much experience playing cornerback because I played behind Cary Harris and sophomore wide receiver and cornerback Shane Horton," said Glass "I'm excited at the opportunity to play on defense because I really like to hit people. Most schools are recruiting me as a running back. I think that's where I'd prefer to play. It could go either way though."

USC is interested in how Glass performs on the field and in the class room in 2005. He has a 2.8 GPA. and took the SAT March 12.

"Coach Greg Burns told me that getting good grades is very important to them," Glass said. "He just told me to do well on the field and have a successful season."

Glass' favorite schools include USC, Ole Miss, UCLA, California, Florida State and Notre Dame.

USC has the logistical advantage.

"I grew up rooting for USC and some members of my family went there," said Glass. "I have gone to USC's football camps every year, for a long time. I missed the Nike Camp at USC this year because I had a track meet, but I did attend USC's junior day. The USC coaches were excited and real motivated. We got to see how they run their team."

Glass attended a few USC spring practices, too.

"Their practices are so intense and competitive," Glass said. "They play against each other in practice like they are facing their opponents. I love the USC football program and USC provides great academics. I'm still undecided, but USC was my top school growing up and I'm friends with Cary Harris."

USC hasn't offered Glass a scholarship, but former Trojan coach Ed Orgeron has offered. Orgeron has also offered his teammate, QB Garrett Green. They will likely take their official visit to Ole Miss together. Green is the first-cousin of Brandon Hance.

"Coach Orgeron is a real nice guy," said Glass. "He told me to make sure and keep my head in the books and visit the Ole Miss campus ASAP."

Glass isn't sure if he'll attend any camps or combines this summer because of his off-season track and football workout schedule.

"We work out as a team all summer and I don't want to miss any workouts," Glass said


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