Eric-Glover Williams, expected to be the crown jewel of Urban Meyer’s 2015 recruiting class, could be on the verge of losing his scholarship offer from Ohio State.
Glover-Williams, a 4-star athlete from McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio, became the first verbal pledge for the Buckeyes’ 2015 class. According to Todd Porter of The Canton Rep, the Buckeyes are investigating “off-the-field issues” that could jeopardize the scholarship offer he accepted last August.
Porter’s report didn’t specify the issues Ohio State is investigating, and even Todd Filtz—Glover-Williams’ coach at McKinley—isn’t clear on the details.
“I have received text messages and I hear things as well, but I don’t know what’s official and what’s not,” Filtz, who has been out of town since the birth of his daughter last month, told Porter. “I haven’t been in town to really know, so I’m not going to comment.”
Glover-Williams plays quarterback for the McKinley Bulldogs, but he’s projecting as either a cornerback or all-purpose back—a la Dontre Wilson—at the collegiate level.
The 5’11”, 165-pound standout is the No. 65 overall prospect in the 247 Sports Composite ranking, the No. 6 cornerback and the No. 3 prospect in the state of Ohio.
Glover-Williams’ commitment is an important one for the Buckeyes. Meyer’s recruiting strategy at Ohio State is to secure the best in-state talent while poaching top recruits from around the country. Glover-Williams, as the…