Nick Glass is arguably the most feared safety in high school football, regardless of class. Glass, a junior at St. Pius X (Atlanta), is already committed to Georgia, but that hasn’t stopped other elite schools such as Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Notre Dame from staging an intense pursuit. Glass has agreed to give USA TODAY High School Sports exclusive access into his world by chronicling everything from intimate details about his recruitment to his everyday life in a monthly blog.
What’s up everybody, hope you all are doing well.
It’s Nick Glass, and I’m starting my new blog up with USA TODAY HSS.
It’s my first one and I hope you guys like it. Keep coming back because I’ll be putting out a lot of stuff up here.
So what’s up with me? Let’s see, I started school last month and things have been going pretty well. I go to a Catholic school so we have to wear school uniforms, which I hate. I like school, just not the uniforms because it doesn’t give you an opportunity to express yourself, and of course my wardrobe is tight!
The season is going really well too. I’ve only played in three games, but I’ve already had two interceptions and 40 tackles. I came into the season with a goal of eight interceptions. I had four last season. Of the goal of eight, I want to return three back to the house for touchdowns. So far I haven’t returned any, but I think I’ve picked up about 20 yards per pick.
I missed the second game of the season because my meniscus was partially torn. It kept swelling so I couldn’t play that week. It’s nothing to worry about though. I feel 100 percent.
Most of you probably know that I’m committed to Georgia. I committed back in April while I was on spring break. I’ve always been a Georgia fan and when they offered I knew that’s where I wanted to be.
Plus, there would be time for me by the time I got there and they have a strong biology and organic chemistry department. That was important for me because I want to become a dentist. I know it sounds crazy, but I really like teeth.
Plus, you make a lot of money as a dentist. I definitely want to play in the NFL someday, but I’m not giving up my dream to be a dentist for that.
I mean think about it — you don’t get hurt at all as a dentist and you only go to work a few hours every day. Even if I’m fortunate enough to play in the NFL I’ll finish school. Academics are important to me. I’ve got a 3.7 GPA.
Even though I’m committed to Georgia, I’ve still got plenty of schools trying to get me to their schools.
Clemson, Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Florida, Florida State and Notre Dame are all coming at me pretty hard.
Of course those are all great schools with great traditions. My girlfriend, Rik-ki Jackson, goes to Florida, but she doesn’t pressure me to come down there. She said she wants me to come though.
I don’t feel bad for talking to other coaches because I feel like they know how serious I am about Georgia. I mean, even when I go on visits I’m in a Georgia sweat suit. It was funny because when I got to Tennessee, the coaches told me I should probably take that off because the fans would go crazy.
Recently, I went to Florida State for the game against Clemson and I went to Tennessee for the Florida game. Ever since I went on those visits the schools have started recruiting me harder. I guess I brought that on myself.
Florida State fans are live and that school just has the most girls I’ve ever seen in my life. Tennessee has some of the craziest fans. That’s the most I’ve ever heard my name called out at a game. They were taking lots of pictures and they were asking for my autograph and everything, but we can’t sign autographs while we’re on a visit.
Next year I will take five official visits. Not sure where yet though.
The coaches at Georgia used to check with me a lot to make sure I was still committed, but now they just know I’m not going anywhere.
I’d say I’m 95 percent committed to Georgia, so that’s pretty strong.
OK guys, I’ve got to get back to studying. I’m here in study hall now so I’ve got to hit the books to keep my GPA up.
Thanks again for reading and check back soon for my next entry!
Don’t forget to follow Glass on Twitter: @Nick_Glass24