Baylor welcomed several prospects for their annual Spring Game, this past Saturday. One of those guests was rising Junior, and Mansfield HS standout, Jackson Gleeson.
Gleeson is beginning to receive attention from power 5 schools, but not necessarily for his talent on the football field. Gleeson is an elite track runner and has used that talent to become one of the fast risers of the 2018 class.
Gleeson is currently being recruited by the likes of Baylor, Iowa State, Missouri, Nebraska, Tulsa and others. Gleeson took in Baylor, this past weekend, and came away impressed by what the Bears are doing.
"It was my 2nd visit, but I loved every bit of it," Jackson said when asked about his visit. "The coaches always show so much love, it's a great environment."
Relationships are important aspect of the recruiting process and Glesson says that the Baylor coaches are constantly checking in on him, which shows him that he is a priority.
"Coach McGuire and Coach Bicknell," when asked who he had a close relationship to on the staff. "They both always text me and check on me. All the coaches do honestly. That's how I know its a coaching staff that actually cares, because all of them actually have spoken to me. They actually care about the players and that will make the players want to play harder for the coaches."
On the track, Jackson says that he uses the strength from football to help improve. He doesn't consider himself a track runner or football player per se, but he says that both have their place and both have helped him be successful in both sports.
As recruiting picks up for Glesson, he does say that one program sticks out more than the others. "Baylor for sure. They have shown so much love to me."
Glesson will certainly be one to watch moving forward and the Bears are in great shape with this rising prospect.
Stick with BearsIllustrated as we continue to monitor his recruitment as well as the others in the 2018 class.