Fenwick’s 2018 OT/OG Austin Glazier has seen his recruiting pick up a lot lately making visits to FBS schools. We talked his offseason work, the schools showing serious interest in him and more. I had the chance to meet Austin a few weeks ago at the EdgyTim Senior Showcase and he looks like he’s 6’10”. Kid has legitimate size and ability. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if he has multiple FBS offers around this time next year.
You can find Austin on Twitter @AustinGlazier66.
Oak Park, IL
Wt: 285 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: The Friars finished very well at 11-2, but fell to Plainfield North in the state semi-finals on a controversial call. Now that your season is over, what are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason?
AG: I am taking advantage of each and every day in the offseason to get faster, stronger, and more mentally focused for next year’s state championship game. I’ve already resumed training with my trainer four days a week, lifting before school with the team, and plan to join an offseason training group for lineman. I am also involved with Church League Basketball and Track & Field starting after winter break.
LPI: You currently do not have any offers, but I believe you definitely have what it takes to play college ball. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
AG: With two varsity seasons under my belt, I have brought strength and toughness to the Fenwick offensive line, as well as proved myself against many Division 1 players. I plan to bring this same level of intensity to the next level.
LPI: What schools have you been in touch with recently and do you have any planned visits coming up?
AG: I have been invited to Junior Day at Western Michigan and Miami (Ohio). I was also invited to game day visits at several schools including Vanderbilt.
LPI: On and off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
AG: I truly believe that leadership is a lot about leading by example, which means getting in the extra reps in the weight room, watching an extra hour of film, and always putting the team first. This can be demonstrated in team activities, as well as in everyday life.
LPI: You guys have an abundance of talent on your team. Tell me about some of your teammates that can play at the next level, but you think are getting overlooked by college coaches.
AG: I think Brett Moorman (MLB) is a very overlooked player on our team. He has been a team captain for two years. Brett was the centerpiece of our defense and I can barely remember any defensive plays where Brett was not involved. Ellis Taylor (DE) is also very overlooked. He is one of the toughest ends to go up against and I have experienced this in every practice. Ellis has a rare combination of size, strength and speed. Conner Lillig (RB) also seems to be very overlooked. He had over 1000 yards rushing this season and has breakaway speed. Our kicker Conor Hendzel, was an integral part of our team. It felt like every defensive possession began at the twenty-yard line because he would put the ball in the end zone nearly every kickoff. He has the strongest leg that I have seen in high school and has the accuracy and strength to be a college kicker. Jacob Keller (QB) has several offers in both football and basketball and has proven that he is a D1 quarterback. Joe Calcagno (LS) has committed to Penn State as a preferred walk on and is ranked as a top five long snapper for the class of 2017 as well.