Rising senior athlete Johnnie Glaspie is fielding offers this spring after an impressive junior season on the football field. Glaspie played at running back and safety for Wallace Rose-Hill High School in Teachey, North Carolina putting up video impressive numbers.
On offense he accounted for nearly 1,300 all-purpose yards with 28 touchdowns, on the defensive side of the ball he had 69 total tackles with eight tackles for loss.
ECU took notice of Glaspie’s abilities and extended him an offer on March 19.
“I was very excited to get an offer from ECU,” said the 6-foot, 180-pound Glaspie. “I know they had a great season last year and I had no clue they would offer me.”
Glaspie’s knowledge about ECU is still young, but he plans to start building a relationship with the coaches. In fact, he plans on doing so very shortly when he visits for a spring practice Monday where he will meet coaches, specifically running backs coach Kirk Doll.
The visit will be Glaspie’s first to ECU and despite not knowing what to expect, he is excited for the opportunity.
“I really like ECU,” he said. “If it goes like I think it will go when I meet the coaches Monday I think I would like to be a Pirate. It looks like a school I would like to attend and get my diploma at.”
ECU, like other schools, is interested in Glaspie playing the running back position. He couldn’t be more excited about the idea because he enjoys playing offense a lot more than defense. Because of his success as a junior, Glaspie mentioned he will have to run even harder next season because he’ll have a target on his back.
Glaspie should continue to gain interest from college programs throughout his recruitment. He currently holds offers from West Virginia, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, Wake Forest and ECU, and could be close to landing offers from Kentucky and Clemson.
Check back with IES next week for a recap of Glaspie’s visit to ECU.