Nick Glass, a safety at Atlanta (Ga.) St. Pius X School, is only a sophomore but he already has started visiting colleges. The reason for that, he said, is pretty simple.
"It's going to be one of the biggest decisions of my life," Glass said.
So far, the 6-feet-2, 200-pound Glass has received two offers - one from Auburn and the other form Cincinnati - and interest from a handful of other schools. The Tigers pulled the trigger over the weekend, giving Glass his first of what he hopes is many SEC offers.
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"It feels like all that hard work is starting to pay off," Glass said. "It just shows me to keep pushing. I'm not satisfied yet. I want them all."
This week, Glass will visit Georgia Tech on Friday and Auburn a day later. He will be joined by his family on each campus.
"At Georgia Tech, I'm just trying to get to know the coaches better and get a feel for the environment," Glass said. "It's pretty cool there. I've been there once and liked all the coaches."
Glass will be traveling to Auburn for the first time.
"I want to meet the coaches and get to know everyone around the program -- and see how I can fit in," Glass said. "Right now, I don't know much about Auburn. I'd like to learn more."
Who else is showing interest?
"Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Kentucky and Oklahoma State," Glass said. "Kentucky [could be next to offer]. They said they don't mind offering early. They said they liked my film and they've talked to my coach. I could see Kentucky offering next. Or Clemson. Either of those two."
According to Glass, in addition to having already been to Georgia Tech, he also has stopped by Georgia. After this weekend, he plans to check out even more schools.
"Next week, I'm trying to decide between Oklahoma State and Ohio State," Glass said. "And I probably will visit Kentucky and then Georgia again."
Glass had 75 tackles, four interceptions and five sacks in 2011. He credits teammate Geno Smith, an Alabama signee, for helping him gain exposure.
"He kind of opened the door for me," Glass said. "Being such a big recruit, so many big coaches were here to check up on me. I feel like I'm blessed."