One member of the Class of 2020 that doesn’t get a lot of talk is Springfield Shawnee two-way standout Robie Glass.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior holds a few offers and continues to hear from other programs but is looking to learn more about his future.
“I’m going to Illinois State on Wednesday for a day visit since I’ve never been there,” said Glass. “They are recruiting me as a safety, and I look forward to getting there and seeing what they have to offer.”
Later in the week Glass has another visit planned.
“I’m going to Kent State on Friday for an official visit,” he continued. “I started going up to Kent State during my junior year and went back up for a game where they showed me around. It feels like home and I have a good feeling about them.”
What does Glass hope to achieve during his visit with the Golden Flashes?
“I’ve been talking with Coach (Matthew) Middleton,” he said. “I’m really looking to see how the coaches interact with me and how they make me feel comfortable there.
Glass who is mostly being recruited as a wide receiver or safety and has also heard from the likes of Ball State, West Virginia State, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Ohio knows some schools didn’t get to see him at full go during his junior year.
“Schools tell me I’m a heck of an athlete,” he said. “But I know I’m not one of their top guys. I have room to improve and show I can be the best player on campus. Last year, I didn’t get to play at my full potential because I had a tumor in my hand. This year, I was able to play to my full ability,”
Looking to study sports management, Glass is currently going through football withdraw after Shawnee fell in the first round of the playoffs.
“It’s tough not being able to have one more game with my best friends and play for Shawnee anymore as a football player,” he stressed. “But track will soon be here, and I look forward to having a big season.”
Coaches always stress they like players who take part in more than one sport and Glass has proven his success in football and track where he won the high jump twice over the past three years clearing 6 feet, 8 inches both times and finished second in the 400 with a time of 48.08 seconds.
Whoever ends up signing Glass on National Signing Day will get a player with the skill set to play on either side of the ball. Not afraid to be physical, Glass shows solid hands, the ability to run after the catch and can high point the ball while creating mismatches against shorter defenders on offense. On defense, Glass shows the willingness to be physical with a frame to play strong safety or grow into an outside linebacker.