Lackawanna could send three players D-I

Lackawanna College (Scranton, Pa.) will likely have as many as three players transfer to Division I schools this year, led by offensive tackle Mark Glowinski.

Glowinski, Bernardo Nunez and Lorenzo Taliaferro -- all sophomores -- are being courted by Football Bowl Subdivision schools, but none is more highly recruited than Glowinski, who Lackawanna coach Mark Duda called the “second best offensive lineman I’ve ever had.”

“He’s going to be extremely successful wherever he goes because of his athletic ability and mindset,” Duda said of the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Glowinski. “Whoever gets him will get a starter, and you don’t get a lot of offensive lineman than can start right away.”

Though Glowinski is right around 300 pounds, he came into the Lackawanna program around 265. Duda said those extra 35 pounds are muscle and Glowinski is “not fat but lean” with a body fat percentage in the low teens. Duda also said Glowinski runs a sub 5.0-second 40-yard dash.

It’s his mean streak that separates Glowinski, though.

“He’s a tenacious kid with a defensive mentality,” Duda said. “If you want to watch an offensive lineman’s tape, watch his."

Glowinski visited UConn this past weekend, his first official visit.

“He liked it. Coach [Paul] Pasqualoni and [offensive line] coach Mike Foley did a good job in recruiting him at the beginning,” Duda said. “They put themselves in the running for sure.”

Glowinski will receive an in-home visit from Kansas State offensive line coach Charlie Dickey this week before visiting Kansas State this weekend. West Virginia will receive a visit on Jan. 13, and Duda said Arkansas just offered Glowinski on Tuesday.

Nunez committed to Pitt before transferring to Lackawanna, where he registered 15 sacks this season at defensive end. Nunez recently visited Middle Tennessee State and “really liked it,” Duda said.

Taliaferro, a 6-foot-1, 235-pound running back, is beginning to see some Division I looks, specifically from UConn. Duda said he believes interest will pick up as more programs see his tape.