Graham Glasgow is Not A Buckeye

Written February 17th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

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Update 7/24/11: Glasgow has apparently decided to walk-on at Michigan and is currently listed on their roster. There has been absolutely no reporting of this anywhere and the only proof is the roster listing.This development puts him right up their with Kyle Kalis as one of the stranger developments in recruiting over the past decade.

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Today, 6 ft 7 inch, 305 pound Graham Glasgow from DeKalb IL accepted an offer to be a “preferred walk on” at Ohio State starting in the fall of 2011.

As a member of Illinois state finalist Marmion Academy in Aurora Illinois (yeah, that one), Glasgow also earned All State honors at left tackle. He was a late recruiting target, and had interest from Michigan and Michigan State. Graham’s parents also work with the athletic medicine program at Northern Illinois University, which explains former NIU and current Minnesota coach Jerry Kill’s interest in Glasgow in a preferred walk on roll as well.

Interestingly enough, it was his coach who encouraged the Buckeyes to evaluate him. What makes that intriguing is that his coach is a former offensive lineman at the University of Michigan and with the Chicago Bears.

As a “preferred walk-on”, he would not be on athletic scholarship at the beginning of his career, but would be amongst the first considered should a scholarship become available.

Video after the jump

 

Congratulations, Graham, and welcome to the Buckeye family!!

10 Comments

  1. Lurking_MichaelNo Gravatar
    February 17th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    This is good. Wisconsin has made a living out of getting preferred walk ons to work out on the offensive line. Walk ons generally work very hard out of necessity and the work ethic needed to stick it out as a walk on can sometimes pay big dividends (Hello, Bobby Olive!). I wish Graham the best of success in his scholarship quest (rhyming unintentional).

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  2. J-BirdNo Gravatar
    February 17th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Interestingly enough, it was his coach who encouraged the Buckeyes to evaluate him. What makes that intriguing is that his coach is a former offensive lineman at the University of Michigan and with the Chicago Bears.

    hmm wonder who this coach was — he may deserve a future thank-you card

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    February 17th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Kurt Becker, played under Bo:

    All American at Michigan

    Played on the “Super Bowl Shuffle” Bears team. That’s him with Richard Dent.

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  3. ErictBBCNo Gravatar
    February 17th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Welcome to the family Graham!

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  4. ZNo Gravatar
    February 17th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Does not look impressive on tape.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    February 17th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Well, it’s my understanding that he’s only played one year of organized ball.

    Perhaps that’s why he’s got the “walk on” role…

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  5. Craig56No Gravatar
    February 17th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I did not watch this whole tape; obviously, they are going to show him doing well. How many blocks can you watch?

    However, I see big and I see mean. This kid will knock you down and then push you down if you try to get up. I like big and mean.

    Has he ever played defensive line? Big and mean works REAL well there, especially in the middle.

    Thanks for this info. We don’t hear about preferred walk-ons until they become stars.

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  6. WarBuck46410No Gravatar
    February 18th, 2011 at 6:31 am

    This is GREAT news.

    And, seriously @Z above: what are you expecting in watching the tape? and who cares what is on tape.

    have you seen our OL depth chart and who will be graduating the in the next two years? I’m just so thrilled the coaching staff is working to solve this problem. (By contrast, think RichRod: “Hmm… i’m thin on the D-line and secondary … Hmm… i think i’ll do nothing until next year.”)

    and may we remind you that he’s a walk-on; that is, no scholly.

    so, if he’s a bust or continues to be allegedly “unimpressive,” we’ve wasted no scholly, lost nothing and gained an OSU fan, student, colleague, neighbor, etc.

    on the other hand, if he is coachable and becomes impressive, then … woohoooo!!! break out the whatever-you-want-to-drink (particularly if he becomes a LT; we have been so bad at recruiting tackles).

    we can only hope and pray for good results. Best of luck to you Mr. Glasgow. Godspeed and I look forward to reading about you in all the headlines.

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  7. WarBuck46410No Gravatar
    February 18th, 2011 at 6:33 am

    and @ Craig56 (don’t know why I can’t “reply”): no, no… we need OL depth (although I’ll take talent where ever it is useful).

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  8. FrankNo Gravatar
    March 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Check out Graham Glasgow’s younger brother, Ryan Glasgow. Ryan is a junior at Marmion Academy. Ryan is 6’04″ 260lbs. He will be one of the top prospects coming out Illinois for 2012. Check out Ryan’s highlite video on YOUTUBE.

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