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RB Joseph Glenn commits to Houston

7/22/2012

Joseph Glenn didn't have a timetable or a clear vision for when he would make his college commitment or to which school his pledge would go to.

But when he stepped foot on the Houston campus for an unofficial visit on Sunday, all that changed for the 2013 running back out of Giddings, Texas.

Glenn became the 12th verbal commitment of the Cougars' 2013 class when he gave his pledge to the Houston coaching staff while visiting the campus Sunday.

"I made the decision when I got there," Glenn said. "I was real open, but as soon as I got there, I was just like, 'Man, I'm thinking about committing,' so I committed today. I had no idea when I was going to commit."

Glenn chose Houston over his other finalist, Wake Forest. He also had offers from Colorado, Iowa State, New Mexico, Purdue, Texas State and UTSA.

The 5-10, 202-pound running back, who hasn't participated in any camps this summer, instead opting to workout on his own to improve his size, was recruited by Houston defensive ends coach Carlton Hall. Head coach Tony Levine also made a strong impression on Glenn.

"He's a very great coach," Glenn said. "He seemed like an awesome person and I loved his personality and he was a very true kind of guy."

As a junior, Glenn rushed for 1,514 yards and 24 touchdowns for the Buffaloes in a offense similar to Houston's Air Raid attack.

"At Giddings, we run a little bit of the same kind of offense and the same kind of plays so I really know some of it and I can adapt really easily when I get up there," he said.

Glenn is the third commitment for Houston in the last two days. They also scored pledges from outside linebacker Reggie McGee (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) and Navarro College defensive end Michael Jolivet.