JUCO DB has Cards among trio of favorites

Scranton-Lackawanna Junior College (Pa.) defensive back Andrew Gladness continues to reel in offers. Gladness with Scout.com and talked about his latest scholarship offers and lists a trio of favorites.

Scranton-Lackawanna Junior College (Pa.) defensive back Andrew Gladness continues to reel in offers. Gladness talks about his latest and names his favorites.

"I have received new offers from Middle Tennessee, Temple, Missouri and Southern Miss," said Andrew Gladness.

"I talked to the Missouri head coach [Gary Pinkel] and coach [Jim] Cavanaugh from Virginia Tech as well. Coach Cavanaugh said he wasn't offering Juco players, but I'm special. They want to see more film on me."

Gladness has Missouri, Virginia Tech and Louisville at the top of his list. He gave us his thoughts about his favorites.

Missouri: "They are on the rise. They are losing a few safeties next year. They seem like they have a good program. They are going to give Texas a good run. They play young guys too."

Virginia Tech: "Overall it's a great program. They send a lot of people to the NFL. Their defense is surrounded by speed. They run the same defense I ran in high school. People in Virginia are great. I may go to the Virginia Tech-Clemson game."

Louisville: I called the coach DB coach [Joe Whitt, Jr.] the other day. I didn't expect them to do as well with [Brian] Brohm hurt and having their running back [Michael Bush] gone for the year. It showed no matter what string is in they are going to get the job done. I am definitely thinking about taking an official visit there."

When asked about his season Gladness replied, "We won the first game 21-0 against Bucknell. Our second game we won in four overtimes [Hudson Valley].

"I've been doing good. Our defense is real good. I only have four tackles, but our linebackers make all the plays. We have the No. 1 ranked defense in junior college. I have one forced fumble as well."


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