Three-star running back Joseph Glenn (Giddings, Texas/Giddings) decided against camping this summer. Instead, he chose to focus on working out at his school and improve on his size.
At the end of the 2011 season, Glenn was 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds. He’s now an inch taller, 12 pounds heavier and ready to be an impact player when the Texas high school football season starts next month. Glenn now bench presses 315 pounds, but he also runs the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds.
His lack of camp experience this summer hasn’t slowed down his recruiting process. Glenn has eight offers, and Houston, Wake Forest and Purdue are among the front-runners. New Mexico, Colorado, Iowa State, Texas State and UTSA also have offered.
“I’m not for sure yet where I want to go,” Glenn said. “I just want to look for a college where I can actually play and where I can get a good degree and do something for myself.”
Athletically, Glenn said he’s looking for a program that has an offensive scheme suitable for running backs. He wants to be able to make an easy adjustment upon arrival. Academically, he has an interest in broadcast journalism.
Glenn, ranked No. 45 among running backs nationally and No. 79 among all players in Texas, said he’s hoping to make a decision by next month. He rushed for 1,514 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior.