Impact Commit: Daniel Glauser

Florida State reeled in their first junior college player of this class and second offensive line commitment on Sunday morning. Geoff Vogt breaks down the commitment and the impact it has on FSU.

Daniel Glauser

School: New Mexico Military Institute(via Rheinfelden, Switzerland)

Ht/Wt: 6'5, 315

Position: Offensive Line

The offensive line at Florida State was the subject of much debate during the 2011 season. Why weren't they better? Where was the development? Is there enough talent? The last question appears to be getting plenty of help with the commitment of Glauser.

The JUCO stand-out has lined up at Left Tackle for the past two seasons, but certainly could help at Guard as well. His athleticism jumps out on film as does his physicality in the run game. FSU needs to run the ball MUCH better and this seems to be Glauser's strong suit. Loves to put defenders into the ground. He is widely considered one of the top JUCO offensive linemen in the country and sported offers from Mississippi State, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.

He officially visited a few weeks back and waited to commit when his transcript cleared(there were questions about his eligibility).

This is a player that would have signed at a D-1 school "out of high school", but could not due to NCAA clearinghouse issue's with his foreign curriculum.

Impact for FSU

As it stands today, FSU does not have a ton of experience returning on the offensive line. At the tackle spots, Zebrie Sanders is graduating and the return of Andrew Datko is very much in doubt(due to injury and receiving a medical red-shirt). Bobby Hart started in 2011 as a 17 year old freshmen.......that is not a great situation.

Josue Matias is another player who figures to be in the tackle mix.

Inside the situation is not any better. Jacob Fahrenkrug came on late in the year and he figures to get one of the guard starting spots. Garrett Faircloth and perhaps Henry Orelus(if he returns from injury) are possible candidates on the other side. Glauser could certainly help here as well.

As we saw with Fahrenkrug(more decorated than Glauser) it takes time for JUCO linemen to catch up to the speed of the game. Reports from his JUCO coach indicate that he CAN make that transition. If so, FSU just landed a player that is a potential starter in 2012 which makes it a home run. This was a BIG need on the recruiting trail and Glauser gives a second player to work with it.

We expect to see at least ONE and perhaps two more offensive linemen join Taylor and Glauser in this class. Once again the FSU staff shows that they attack area's of weakness on the trail.

This is another player that is "BIG" and should fit right in at FSU just like Bjoern Werner has(and Werner gets an assist here).


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