Hawks Eyeing 'Legacy' Prospect

Atco, New Jersey (Winslow Township HS) quarterback Anthony Glaud knows quite a bit about the Iowa Hawkeye football program. After all, he is the nephew of former Hawkeye great Leroy Smith. That has helped pave the way for interest to be shown by both parties. Still, the Jersey quarterback must await two decisions from other quarterback prospects on Iowa's board before knowing his own fate. Scout.com's Josh Clark offers the latest...

While the Hawkeyes hosted two quarterbacks on official visits last weekend (Arvell Nelson and Rick Stanzi), they continue to leave no stone unturned at the position.

It seems that Iowa would like to sign two quarterbacks in the Class of 2006, and if Nelson or Stanzi were to elect to head elsewhere, Iowa must find a replacement to fill the void.

However, calling quarterback Anthony Glaud a replacement wouldn't make him happy.

"The reason Iowa and a lot of schools didn't recruit me early is because my I did very poorly in the classroom my sophomore year," Glaud stated.

"I got a 4.039 on a 5.0 scale this first trimester and my core GPA is now a 2.5; I scored an 850 on the SAT. When Coach (Darrell) Wilson first came by my school a few weeks back, the first thing he told me was congratulations for the work I had done academically."

The nephew of former Hawkeye defensive end Leroy Smith, who currently lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, attended the Hawkeye football camp heading into his junior year.

"Iowa told me it wasn't necessary to come out this past summer since they had already seen me in person, and had so much film on me. After my grades improved, though, I've had Coach Wilson in my school twice in the past few weeks. He told me that Coach (Ken) O'Keefe really liked my film, and that they wanted to schedule an official visit for January 20th in the case they still have a scholarship open for a quarterback," Glaud stated.

The Hawkeye staff informed Glaud it was his ability to both throw and run that really caught their eye.

"Coach Wilson said I can do anything on the field and they like how I'm able to control the game," said Glaud, who attends the same school as current Hawkeyes Shonn Greene and Khaliq Price. "I have a quick release and make good decisions as I don't throw many interceptions. I can move outside the pocket with my athletic ability and I'm versatile enough to fit any offensive system."

Besides the Hawkeyes, it appears Bowling Green is the only other school currently showing significant interest in Glaud.

"Bowling Green doesn't normally recruit New Jersey, but after they saw my film, they said they are going to recruit me if Omar Jacobs leaves for the NFL. We share a similar story so it wouldn't bother me at all to try and replace him there," Glaud said.

"TCU recently called my uncle to say they have seen the film, and they might be on their way to showing some interest. I'm just starting to send my film out to a lot of different schools."

In looking at the Hawkeyes, Glaud will just sit back and see what develops.

"Coach Wilson told me they felt good with one of their quarterback targets and they are waiting on a second quarterback. He said he'd like to have me there, and is really pushing to give me a scholarship," Glaud concluded.

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