Prospects in the 2013 class have around 9 months before they can sign letters of intent to attend the school of their choice, but Georgia is off to a fast start in 2014 as St. Pius (Atlanta) safety Nick Glass has decided to become the Bulldogs second commitment of 2014.
Glass gave the news to the Georgia coaching staff on an unofficial visit to Athens on Wednesday, and the news was well received.
"I committed to Georgia, and the coaches were happy about it," he said. "It was what I knew I wanted to do."
The sophomore standout's reasons for choosing the Bulldogs were mainly influenced by what he has seen from the Georgia coaching staff.
"I just liked everything I saw there," said Glass. "I really like what the coaches are doing there. I think Coach (Todd) Grantham is a great coach that has had success not only at Georgia but in the NFL. He did a great job helping them win the SEC east and get to the SEC Championship game. He is a great coach."
According to his uncle, Marcus Woods, Glass had multiple reasons for committing to the Georgia program, and even had a reason for the timing of his pledge.
"He committed to Georgia because of his love for the program," said Glass' uncle, Marcus Woods. "He knows Coach (Mark) Richt is a high character guy and he loves what Coach Grantham is doing with the defense. He also feels that if he and some of the big-name guys can get on board early, then the others will, too, and make Georgia the 'it' program."
Glass received a Georgia offer in a visit to Athens on March 24, but the decision to commit wasn't something that he knew right away.
"I didn't really know when I got the offer," he said. "But after the offer, Georgia really stepped up their efforts and recruited me harder, and I really started to realize how much they wanted me there."
The Peach State safety committed to Georgia over 17 other offers from schools in BCS conferences, and gives the Bulldogs their first defensive commitment in the 2014 class.
According to Glass, now that he has given his word to the Georgia staff, UGA fans have nothing to worry about and every reason to look forward to the future.
"I'm as solid as a rock in my commitment," said Glass. "I take that very seriously. I also plan on working hard on the guys in this class. I'm trying to get (Brendan) Langley and (Josh) Outlaw to come to Georgia. I feel that Georgia high school football is some of the best high school football in the country. If we can keep all the players here at Georgia, we will win a national championship, and that is what I am hoping I can help with."
As a sophomore member of a St. Pius secondary that had 2012 Alabama signee Geno Smith, and 2014 FBS prospect Nick Ruffin, Glass had 75 tackles, four interceptions, and five sacks.
As the newest member of Georgia's 2014 recruiting class, Glass has a simple message for Bulldog Nation.
"All I can say is Go Dawgs, and GATA!," he said.
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