June 12, 2007

Spring Spotlight: Cordy Glenn

UGASports.com will be on the road Monday through Friday throughout the month of May. We will be visiting school after school to see some of the top prospects in the country go through spring practice. We will run the Spring Spotlight feature daily into June showing exclusive practice video, up close photos, and notes from practice. The prospect featured today is offensive tackle Cordy Glenn.

Prospect: Cordy Glenn

High School: Riverdale (Riverdale, Ga.)

Class: 2008

Position: Offensive Tackle

Vitals: 6-6, 315-pounds

Offers: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Maryland, Virginia and others.

Favorites: No leader right now.

The Skinny in Recruiting: Glenn has really emerged this spring as one of the top OL's in the Peach State. Virginia and Georgia offered early and now he is up to around 10 scholarship offers. Glenn says he would like to give a school his verbal commitment before the season starts, but he is not sure if that will happen. New schools have gotten involved recently, but it looks like Virginia and Georgia could be the schools to beat.

UGASports.com traveled over to Riverdale to watch Glenn go through spring practice in May. He is going through a coaching change, so he is learning a new scheme. He still showed why he has emerged as one of the best in Georgia though through his mobility, agility, and footwork for a man that size.

Spring Practice Observations: When a new coaching regime gets ready for the football season ahead, they like to start by looking for the foundation of their team. Well that did not take long for the Riverdale staff as they had to choice but to see Cordy Glenn right in front of them. At 6-foot-6, 315-pound Glenn has the size at offensive tackle that you can lock in as a cornerstone and build the offense around. He looks to do the same at the collegiate level as he has over ten offers with more rolling in each day.

The team leans on him for knowledge, support, and to improve themselves through competition with him. He not only accepts this role, he looks like he is hungry for more. When watching him this spring, what stood out was his brute strength and the ability to maintain a high level of effort throughout practice. It is commonplace for prospects of his size to take plays off, especially in practice, but he gives MAXIMUM effort the whole time. He is extremely skilled in run blocking, with the ability to push the pile into the second level. His footwork has improved, and the complex zone blocking scheme being implemented should help him as a pass-blocker. Glenn will look to dominate this fall, as teams will learn early that Riverdale loves to run to his side. He will be a dominate bookend tackle on the next level, and a hard worker as well.

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