New Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron has been known as a great talent evaluator wherever he's coached. He is also known as a tremendous recruiter. He out recruited the nation and landed Shun Cody from Hacienda Heights (Calif.) Los Altos and he out evaluated everyone when he recruited then sleeper Mike Patterson from Los Alamitos for USC.
Not only was Orgeron one of the best defensive line coaches in the country when he was at USC, but he head of USC's recruiting efforts and the whole nation knows the kind of job Coach O did while he was at USC.
Because of Orgeron's reputation for eyeing talent, especially when he offers someone all the way out in California, the chances are he's a player.
Ole Miss is the first team on the table to offer running back/cornerback Rodney Glass (5-11, 170, 4.31) from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame.
That Ole Miss has offered Glass is a very high recommendation for this young man's athletic ability.
One thing you can't teach is flat-out God-given speed and Glass has been blessed with lightning speed and quickness.
As a junior, Glass led Notre Dame in rushing with 1,326 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also caught 16 receptions for 187 yards.
Glass was able to rack those yards while sharing the football with four-star cornerback/running back and USC bound Cary Harris (6-1, 180, 4.4) who rushed for 1,236 yards and fellow classmate for the class of 2006 quarterback Garrett Green (6-2, 190, 4.5). Green rushed for over 800 yards and threw for close to 1,400 yards.
For his junior season performance, Glass was selected first-team all-league and first-team all-CIF Division III while helping his team to their third straight Division III championship.
In an earlier interview with Notre Dame Coach Kevin Rooney he had the following to say about his speedy star.
"I think he's an awfully good running back. But he could be an outstanding corner, too."
"Rodney has the same kind of burst that Justin had, though he's not as big," Rooney said. "Rodney is a little shiftier than Justin was at the same age."
"Rodney has great vision and has that burst that when he gets a little crevice he's a threat to score," Rooney said. "He averaged a little over 11 yards per carry."
Glass is hearing from schools coast-to-coast but he admitted to having a soft spot for USC, but he is very open at this time.
Besides Ole Miss and USC; UCLA, Cal, Florida State and Notre Dame are also giving Glass recruiting attention.