The Year Of The Tight End Continues

Another tight end prospect has surfaced in Mississippi, and this big physical player talks about his season and recruiting.

Moss Point, Miss.--In the year of the tight end more and more names just keep popping onto the radar screen and Glenn Nettles is another one of those players.

The 6-4, 230-pound senior is a physical tight end who is getting some attention from colleges in the Deep South.

"I have got an offer from Louisiana-Monroe," Nettles says. "And the rest of them, the Division I schools--Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss are still just talking to me, but no offers from those schools. I'm also hearing from Auburn as well."

The tight end, who got phone calls from all of those colleges during September and is receiving letters from Memphis and West Virginia, adds that he feels like his Moss Point High team can rebound from a rough start to its season. "We have played five games," he notes. "Our record is 2-3 and we are starting off a little shaky, but I think we can turn it around."

Nettles says that he is getting off to a solid start as a senior even though Moss Point is much more of a running team and his main role is as physical blocking tight end. "I know I have four catches and one touchdown so far," the senior notes. "I had like six catches and one touchdown last season."

Along with his prowess on the football field, Nettles also throws the discus for the track team and says that his best throw is between 135 and 140 feet.

As for a decision, the tight end says he is looking to start trimming his list soon. "It is like wide open right now," he says. "I am trying to narrow it down by mid-October down to a top three or a top five."

Nettles adds that there is one big factor he is looking for in his college of choice. "Education and most definitely athletics, but my biggest thing is education," he explains.

The senior says that he is a good student and will have no problems qualifying. He also notes that he is leaning toward majoring in business in college.

As for the rest of the fall, Nettles says that he wants to check out a few college games. "Maybe Southern Miss or Auburn or probably the in-state colleges, it is going to be mostly in-state," he explains. "I may try to make it to one or two out of state games."

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