Tuesday, June 11, 2013
DT Glenn 'wanted to scream' after OU offer
By Bob Przybylo
Irving (Texas) Ranchview defensive lineman Brandon Glenn got a call Tuesday morning from his high school coach with simple instructions: call Oklahoma defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery, OU wants to offer you.
You don’t wait around on something like that. Glenn called Montgomery and was officially offered by the Sooners. Glenn, Montgomery and Glenn’s mother had a conversation confirming that everything was good to go.
Brandon Glenn was offered by the Sooners as a defensive tackle.
“He said they had camps and they hadn’t found anybody else with my ability and size,” Glenn said. “We’re going to offer you. I wanted to scream, but I kept my composure. I'm so excited.”
During the brief call, an unofficial visit to OU was set for Friday when Glenn hopes to make his decision.
Anybody who watched Glenn, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, at OU’s camp is certainly not surprised by Tuesday’s events.
You could argue Glenn was the best defensive lineman on the field at all of OU’s camps and that he played his way into an offer.
Originally a defensive end, Glenn said the Sooners are looking at him at defensive tackle now. He was 255 at the end of his junior season, but he’s a solid 275 now.
“I can gain weight just like that,” Glenn said. “It has never been hard for me.”
Since OU’s camp, Glenn has been offered by SMU and New Mexico. He has also camped at Baylor and Texas Tech. The reason he is holding off on a potential OU commitment is because the Red Raiders are showing a lot of interest and are in the conversation as well. He wants to be able to compare all the schools that are looking at him.
Texas Tech is looking at Glenn at either defensive end or defensive tackle. Glenn, who has been comfortable at end, said he has come around to the idea of being a tackle.
“To tell you the truth, I kind of want to be a defensive tackle,” Glenn said. “With all the weight I’ve gained, I run closer to a 4.9 [40-yard dash] now. I heard defensive ends run like 4.6. After the season, I started working out more and have put on the weight with no problems.”