Nick Glass isn’t happy with all the extra safeties Georgia has picked up for 2013, and even though the Bulldogs coaching staff have assured him that 2014 will only see one safety taken—and that’s Glass should he choose to remain committed—the rising senior isn’t allowing any dust to collect under his feet where the recruiting process is concerned.
Glass reopened his recruitment two weeks ago but maintains that he is still committed to Georgia, for now.
“Georgia has five safeties, but they were always my first love growing up,” Glass said. “I just kind of did not like the way they were doing things. But I understand it is a business and they have to do what they have to do — and they need safeties. I have a lot of time to sit back and look at the whole situation. You never know who could get kicked off the team or if there will be position changes. As of now I am kind of nervous about what is going on. I am not scared of competition, but there is just too much going on right now.” (Radi Nabulsi, DawgNation)
It’s clear that Glass is a bit concerned about the way Georgia has handled his recruitment, but with Bacarri Rambo and Shawn Williams departing, the Georgia Bulldogs will be auditioning new blood at the safety position in 2013; they will need to be sure they have enough warm bodies to make the transition as smooth as possible. And, as Glass so smartly pointed out, there are no guarantees that whomever they sign in 2013 will actually pan out.
As of right now, much like Shaq Wiggins for 2013, Glass is a wild card. He’s obviously looking and he’s obviously not happy with the prospect of signing in 2014 with full knowledge that he could be buried on a depth chart that’s five deep with experienced players—especially with so many other schools now stepping up their recruitment of him.
…“UCLA brought their entire coaching staff. I talked with Coach [Tommy] Thigpen of Tennessee right after that. South Carolina picked up their recruitment very heavily. Florida State and Clemson also stepped up their recruiting of me. Alabama came by a lot too. They don’t have safeties at all. They have one committed, but he weighs 170 and they say the chances of him moving down to corner are heavy. They told me they need somebody big who can tackle and cover. They have really picked it up and I talk to them a lot and I am really going to look into Alabama.” (Radi Nabulsi, DawgNation)
Let’s be honest, Georgia’s coaching staff has been aggressive about their recruiting practices of late. They’ve all been burned enough in the past to know what happens if you put all your eggs in one basket and end up missing on one—just look at 2012’s misses—so you can’t exactly blame them for taking talent when it’s available and willing.
That said, they are likely going to make some prospects antsy in the process—no matter what line they sell—and that may mean a few of the sure-fire hits end up as misses. And in the case of Nick Glass, the potential for that seems higher now than ever before.