September 23, 2007

Glenn back from UA visit

Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide coaching staff have made the line of scrimmage a clear priority for the 2008 recruiting class and one of the top offensive line prospects on UA's board was in town for Saturday's overtime thriller against Georgia.

Riverdale (GA) offensive tackle and Rivals250 member Cordy Glenn traveled to Tuscaloosa this weekend to attend the Alabama-Georgia game and the 6-foot-6, 315-pound star feels good about what the Crimson Tide has to offer.

"I arrived at Alabama around 10 AM with my dad and old football coach. We went and checked in and then met with the coaches. I talked to Coach (Joe) Pendry for a while and I like him. He's like a father figure. He told me that if I came and played for him it wasn't going to be easy but he would get me in the best shape to play at the next level," Glenn said. "I also spoke with Coach Saban. He told me they were getting closer to where they need to be player-wise but they needed guys like me. I like him because he's a straight shooter and doesn't sugarcoat anything."

Watching a game in Bryant-Denny Stadium was an eye-opening experience for Glenn and despite the Tide coming up short, the star lineman was impressed with the atmosphere.

"It was the first time I visited Alabama for a game and it wasn't what I expected. I knew they had a great crowd but they were louder and crazier than I thought they would be. I was impressed by how much they love their football," Glenn said. "The game was great. Alabama and Georgia both were battling hard. I didn't root for either team I just enjoyed the game. The outcome didn't matter to me at all. I just wanted to have fun and I did. It was a great experience."

Glenn, the nation's No. 21 offensive tackle, said he's not quite ready to get the recruiting process behind him yet although the Crimson Tide remain in good position to land his signature.

"I've been close to committing a couple times but decided to wait because I want to make sure it's the right decision and I don't want to have to change my mind later on. I'm still undecided and I'm mostly focused on my season right now," Glenn said. "Alabama, Georgia and Florida are my top schools. I'm looking at Alabama and Georgia the hardest but you can't count out Florida. I'm going to give each school a fair chance."

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