March 21, 2012

Glenn expecting Tech offer

Giddings (Texas) all-purpose running back Joseph Glenn has been working hard for college football scholarships. We actually caught up with the 5-foot-9, 189-pound running back with 4.47 40 speed during an afternoon jog around the town.

Glenn has an offer from Wake Forest but he's expecting a second offer this weekend when he visits Texas Tech for the Red Raiders annual Red and Black spring game in Jones AT&T Stadium.

"I think we'll be talking about an offer this week," Glenn said. "My head coach told me that's what (Tech) plans to do. I just feel that since we talk a lot and they like me that they'll be offering this weekend."

Glenn has a strong relationship with Tech's Houston-area recruiter and outside receiver coach Tommy Mainord and has been learning a lot about the Red Raider program recently.

"I want to be impressed (on the visit) like I have been talking with them," Glenn said. "I want to see what they've got for me in the future. I'm feeling good about Tech. They win football games. They win football games and give the ball to a lot of people."

Giddings, a 3A high school about halfway between Houston and Austin on U.S. Highway 290, plays a smash mouth brand of football that's beneficial to Glenn's game. The Buffaloes usually play with two tight ends, a fullback and two running backs with Glenn typically getting the ball for running plays between the guard and tackle and off the tackle.

The junior has a combination of speed and strength in that order with a lot of upside in the strength department once he lands in a college setting with strength and nutritional specialists. Glenn is solid in the speed department with good acceleration and even better breakaway speed. He likes to move toward the outside and run parallel to the edge of the sideline and can use excellent balance skills as the last defenders try to arm tackle him.

Another big part of Glenn's success on the high school level, and probably a big reason colleges want him, is Glenn's downfield vision. He knows to follow his blockers downfield until he outruns them. At that point he'll usually steer at a direct angle toward the edge sideline and handle a lone linebacker, cornerback or safety.

There's hardly any film of Glenn catching the ball, but he could be a part of a passing game with some shiftiness and good lateral movement across the field.

Aside from Tech and Wake Forest, Utah has a lot of interest in Glenn and Texas A&M has expressed interest.

"I've been talking to Wake Forest a lot since they've offered me a scholarship offer during Christmas break," Glenn said. "Then Utah said they should be offering me soon. Those are in addition to Tech who I talk to a lot."

Glenn's summer plans consist of attending a couple of college camps but more importantly a Giddings strength and conditioning program with his 2012 teammates.

"I'll probably be working a little bit this summer," Glenn said. "I'll also be working out with some of the younger guys on my team."

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