September 17, 2009
Glasco Emerging As Top Prospect
The fastest way for a Running Back to get noticed is to perform in big games. San Antonio Wagner Running Back David Glasco got his season off to bang by rushing for 245 yards against perennial football power Smithson Valley. He was immediately the talk of San Antonio; and hasn't let his stock cool any since.
Last Friday against Kerrville Tivy, he rushed for 268 yards in the 3rd and 4th quarter on the way to posting a 331 yard performance for the night.
His early season efforts are getting him noticed by several BCS football programs. His early list includes Stanford, Oklahoma State, and Missouri.
The Owls are also squarely in the mix for Glasco, who attended Junior Day at Rice earlier this spring.
Rice is hardly new to the talented Running Back from San Antonio's Northeast side. He know's a certain former Owl quite well.
"I know Jarett Dillard pretty well. Our families are friends so we've known each other for a while. I have Jarett's cell number and everything so we stay in touch."
But according to Glasco recruiting is just starting to heat up for him.
"I don't really have a favorite at this point. I'm starting to hear from a few more schools lately, I guess the games I've had so far this season have helped a little."
Though the Thunderbirds run an "I" formation, the speedy Glasco has the tools to a solid back in any Offense. At 5-11 190, he still has plenty of room to pack on muscle. And with 4.45 second speed in the 40 can go the distance in a hurry (had 3 long TDs against Tivy). Glasco is also explosive with a vertical leap of 36 inches. In 3 games this year he has 652 yards rushing on 82 carries, with 5 touchdowns.
We asked David what his strengths as a runner were.
"I'd say my instincts and vision are my best assets, but I can also read Defenses pretty well. Against Tivy I started to recognize what they were doing on Defense late in the second quarter. We came out in the second half and I was able to start picking clear running lanes because I could anticipate what they were doing."
Glasco has a bye week this weekend, but will return to action against Corpus Christi King next weekend. We'll stay close to his recruitment as we follow his rapid ascent in recruiting circles.
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