Glenville State pulls the trigger and offers Belfry’s Ethan Wolford

This morning when I published News and Notes from the Gridiron, I officially put two prospects from the Class of 2020, both of whom were AFI-KPG Sophomore All-State Football players this past season, on KPGFootball’s Offer Clock. I knew it would be soon but couldn’t have forecast it happening this soon. Class of 2020’s best offensive center, and probably Kentucky’s, was offered today by Glenville State University, a NCAA Div. II school in West Virginia. Wolford thanked the Pioneers for its offer officially via Twitter announcement today at approximately 2:46 p.m. EDT. Glenville State was 3-7 this past season in the Mountain East Standings and 4-7 overall.

Glenville State is a college first founded in 1872 to serve the higher education needs of Central West Virginia. By 1910, the College enrollment had exceeded the population of Glenville and grew into a full four-year college by 1931. The campus has been known to some as the Lighthouse on the Hill for both the quality of the teaching and the quality of Glenville State graduates. From an athletic history, the school is perhaps best known for having been coached by Rich Rodriguez, early in his career, and for Chris George, a receiver who played there during the Rodriguez era. George, a Clarksburg native, left the school as college football’s All Time receptions leader with 430. In 1993, George caught 144 passes for 2,219 yards. George, for his career, had 6,177 receiving yards and 52 TD receptions and was a three time All American in football before winning the D-II version of the Heisman (Harlon Hill Award) and signing a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles before then playing in Canada. George ended up playing a year and a half with the Pittsburg Steelers after his stint in Canada.

This offer is a big deal both for Glenville State and for Ethan as well as a sign of things upcoming. KPGFootball applauds the Pioneers as it was a smart play for Glenville State to offer first. Some prospects come back to commit to the school who took the first leap of faith. We have seen this tactic pay big dividends for schools making a prospect his first offer. This won’t be Ethan’s last offer as I have been told by numerous sources, outside the family, Ethan may have been offered by one of the Division I schools he has visited this summer. Congratulations to Big E, Ethan Wolford, of Belfry High School.

This is Fletcher Long, reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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