Dawgs get Glenn

ATHENS – Georgia's border war with Alabama has been heating up since Nick Saban arrived.

Cordy Glenn Profile

The pot may be getting ready to boil over as the Bulldogs grabbed one of the most important commitments of the 2008 signing class today when offensive tackle Cordy Glenn picked the Bulldogs over Alabama. He had visited Alabama last weekend.

"I committed Georgia," said Glenn Sunday morning.

Glenn had previously narrowed his list down to Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and LSU, but the Gamecocks and Tigers were seen as outsiders in this fight.

"It seems like Georgia is always good," Glenn said with a laugh. "I really like Coach Searles."

Published reports revealed that Glenn was going to commit to a school the last week of August, but that never happened. Glenn never set a press conference, and didn't plan on doing that. His plan was to simply let the coaching staff of the school where he had committed to play know his intentions - and that's what happened this weekend.

He let Mark Richt and Georgia know after Georgia's win over Kentucky.

The Riverdale star has been one of the most sought-after prospects in the South due to his size and ability to move. Georgia, a program which let it offensive tackle recruiting slip so much in the early 2000s that a true freshman is starting for the Dawgs there this fall, needed to make sure the future of its offensive line was intact, and Glenn provides that.

It didn't appear, however, that the Dawgs would get Glenn earlier this year. The top tackle in the state was more interested in out-of-state Virginia than anywhere else. The Bulldogs started turning the tide in their favor after Glenn visited in the spring.

But Alabama kept recruiting Glenn hard, and eventually, after a visit to Tuscaloosa in the summer, Glenn became interested in the Tide. Georgia has been fighting Alabama a lot of late. The Dawgs and Tide have both focused their recruiting attention on Nick Williams, Toby Jackson and Ben Jones – just to name a few.

Georgia being the in-state program helped the Dawgs a lot, Glenn said. He was also impressed with the way Richt's program focuses on book work.

"I like the academics," Glenn said of Georgia. "I really like the coaches, too. I liked the way they talked. I liked how they talked about family life – that's why I felt Georgia was the place for me."

Scout.com considers Glenn the #22 offensive tackle in the country. The network considers him a four-star player.

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