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FOOTBALL: Newton's Diondre Glover commits to Mercer
Diondre Glover
Newton defensive back/wide receiver Diondre Glover chose Mercer over seven other schools that offered the 6-foot, 170-pound senior. -Submitted Photo

COVINGTON, Ga. — Sometimes, despite the cautious time tables you set for yourself and attempts to make sure you’re not being impetuous — sometimes you just know. 

After Newton senior Diondre Glover came back from his Monday visit to Mercer, the defensive back/wide receiver just knew.

Just hours after finishing up his visit to Macon, and only seven days after dropping his top five college choices, Glover made the decision to commit to Mercer, citing the Football Championship Subdivision school as a family atmosphere that was just right for him and his family. 

“The environment was perfect for me and my family, and we really loved it, and the coaches brought us in like family — especially coach Adams and coach Wright,” Glover said. “I greatly appreciate them for treating us like family and making me feel like I was at home.” 

Although Glover has shown a penchant for being a playmaker on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, it’s at defensive back where the 6-foot, 170-pound athlete intrigued Mercer recruiters. 

Glover chose Mercer over seven other schools, including UNLV, UNC-Charlotte, Southeast Missouri State and Coastal Carolina. 

Although Glover had originally stated he’d take all his visits and make a decision sometime in July, Glover said the hospitality of the coaching staff on his Monday visit immediately won him over. 

“It felt like home when I first arrived, as all the coaches were waiting for me and my family at the door,” Glover said.”That really showed me they wanted me there and coach Adams and coach Wright most definitely made me feel like I was at home. They’re big on family, and that’s the type of people I need around me.” 

Glover is one of a handful of emerging 2020 prospects across the county that’s starting to draw more recruiting attention to the area. Glover’s role looks on both Newton’s offense and defense looks to increase drastically during the 2019 season. 

Glover said he will major in audio-video graphic design at Mercer, and is just as excited about his opportunities in Mercer’s classrooms as he is for his opportunities on the Bears’ football field. He said he still plans to take a visit to UNLV, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t fully committed to being a Bear. 

“I’m looking forward to getting a great education there as well,” Glover said. “I have major love for Mercer.”