HS Football: Two of area's best juniors commit to Big Ten programs

9:05 PM, Aug 25, 2013   |    comments
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With the start of the 2013 Ohio high school football season just days away, two of Northeast Ohio's most talented junior football players made nonbinding decisions on where they'll play college football in the fall of 2015.

St. Edward High School's Shaun Crawford announced on Friday that he has verbally committed to attend the University of Michigan and to join the Wolverines' gridiron program.

Crawford has been rated by multiple college football recruiting services as one of the state's best prospects in his graduating class. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound athlete excelled as a defensive back, wide receiver and kick returner for the Eagles last season.

Canton McKinley High School's Eric Glover-Williams verbally pledged on Sunday to attend Ohio State University and to play for the Buckeyes' football program, according to The Canton Repository's Todd Porter and other published media reports.

Glover-Williams, also one of the top prospects in Ohio's 2015 graduating class, served as a dual-threat quarterback for the Bulldogs in 2012. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound signal caller threw for 1,114 yards and 12 touchdowns in addition to rushing for 1,574 yards and 22 scores last season

News of Glover-Williams' verbal commitment even drew congratulations from at least Massillon Washington fan, McKinley's biggest rival.

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