October 10, 2012
2015 star is shining brightly
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CANTON, Ohio - The backyard rivalry between Canton GlenOak and Canton McKinley certainly lived up to the hype this past Thursday. In front of a packed house, GlenOak came away with a hard-fought 24-21 victory. In the losing effort, McKinley sophomore athlete Eric Glover-Williams showed why he is already being recruited by several Big Ten programs. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound prospect ran for a 51-yard touchdown and also had an 81-yard touchdown pass as he is quickly establishing himself as one of the top play makers in Ohio.
Watching Glover-Williams on Thursday night gave me some flashbacks of watching current Ohio State commit Jalin Marshall early in his sophomore year at Middletown. Glover-Williams has tremendous quickness and can stop and start on a dime. When he sees a seam, he hits the hole hard and he has the ability to run away from people and score from anywhere on the field.
One thing that separated Marshall at the same stage was his lower body strength, Glover-Williams is still pretty thin, particularly in his lower body. Once his legs get stronger, not only will he become a tougher runner but he will get even faster.
Overall though, this was an impressive performance and Glover-Williams will be a prospect that is recruited by every program in the Midwest when it's all said and done.
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