April 20, 2014

Glass considering Clemson strongly despite Georgia commitment

Nick Glass

Junior DB Nick Glass of Atlanta has been a Georgia commitment since early April but continues to consider other options despite being what he calls “95%” committed to the Bulldogs. “It’s still Georgia but a lot can happen in a year and a half,” Glass said. ‘I’m still committed but I’m looking at all options.” Glass has been to Florida, Florida State, Tennessee and Georgia this season and might go back to Georgia this Saturday. He is going to Ohio State for the Michigan game. “I’m looking hard at Clemson and Ohio State,” he said. “You could say they are tied for second. I’m also looking at UCLA and Alabama.” Glass said he talked with Clemson recruiters Marion Hobby and Charlie Harbison on Tuesday for about 20 minutes. “They need real good defensive backs and I like the overall plan they are putting together,” said Glass who has visited Clemson three times for a junior day, a camp and a visit. USC recruiter Lorenzo Ward stopped by the school a couple of weeks ago to check on Glass but he’s not interested in the Gamecocks. This season Glass has 48 tackles and 2 interceptions.

DE Kendal Vickers (6-3 235) of Havelock, NC formally committed to USC Thursday a day after landing an offer from the Gamecocks. “He made the call to Coach Lawing about 9:40 this morning,” Havelock coach Jim Bob Brryant said. “He was excited about the offer, both of his parents are excited. He’s a great kid. We took him to a camp there last summer and he did really well.” Vickers has played offensive tackle for most of his career and only recently started to play some defensive end for Bryant who doesn’t like to have his linemen go both ways. In the last three games, Vickers has 42 tackles and 9 sacks. “His upside is tremendous,” the coach said. “He’s being recruited as an outside linebacker. He’s a tremendous athlete and would be a heck of a tight end. With his athleticism he’ll likely be a stud outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.” Vickers becomes the 22nd commitment for the Gamecocks’ 2013 class though at this point he’s not expected to join the program until 2014. He is likely to spend a semester at Fork Union Prep in Virginia before arriving in Columbia. “He’ll be close to qualifying,” Vickers said. “He’ll probably end up going to a prep school for a semester. But he’s got a chance to make it.” Vickers comes from the same program as current USC commitment Pharoh Cooper and current USC junior target RB Derrell Scott. And the Gamecocks have offered sophomore receiver Michael Bowman who leads the area in receptions with 47 catches for 680 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Clemson commitment DE Elijah Daniel of Avon, IN has scheduled two more official visits but maintains he’s firmly committed to the Tigers. “I’m just seeing how things are compared to how things are at Clemson,” Daniel said. He’s visited Marshall officially and will visit Mississippi State this weekend. He will go to Ole Miss the following weekend, and Florida might get a visit as well. “I haven’t seen anything yet that would turn me way,” Daniel said. “I don’t they can say anything that would.” Daniel said those three schools are making a strong push. He has not been to Clemson this season but he talks with recruiter Brent Venables each week. He has not set his official visit date with Clemson. This season Daniel had 80 tackles and 12 sacks.