Lynchburg (VA) safety Tim Glass has been committed to NC State for nearly 18 months and his long wait to move to Raleigh will end on June 19. Pack Pride caught up with Glass for one final Q&A before he officially joins the Wolfpack.
Tim, you’ve been committed to NC State for nearly 18 months and finally you’ll be arriving in Raleigh in a few days. How does it feel to know you’re finally about to take that next step?
I have to thank God for giving me the opportunity. It’s very exciting and something I’ve been wanting to do since I was a little kid and that’s play in college. Now I can actually fulfill my dream and play for a school like NC State and possibly win championships and go to the league. So, I know now the time is here and it’s time to go get it.
Have you found out who you’ll be rooming with at State?
What’s been your focus during the off season to get ready for summer workouts?
I’ve been working on my speed, agility and getting faster. I’m trying to maintain my strength and just the mental aspect of the game and getting your mind ready for the things that are coming- not just football but everything else that comes with playing at the college level.
One thing college players say that sometimes catches them by surprise are the demands on their time. Is that something you’ve thought about?
Time management is the key to everything. You know if you’ve got stuff going on early in the morning it starts the night before with getting your rest, going to bed early and then getting up and just having your day planned out and you just have to take it serious.
We had you listed at 6-0, 200 pounds. Where are you at now?
I think I’m 6-2, 205 pounds now. I think I grew an inch.
You’ve been close to many of the class of 2016 that’s already at State or will be arriving with you in June. What’s the overall feel and expectations for State from everyone?
Talking to the guys, I’ve had some of my friends go in early and they were just telling me I need to do this or need to do that just to be prepared so we’ll know what to expect. Some of the guys coming with me, we’ve got a lot of things we want to accomplish and it’s like we all have the same mindset.
We’re all on the same mission and I feel like everyone is on the same team and when we play the schools like Florida State and Clemson, not only giving them a run but winning. That’s the something we plan to do in the future. Everyone is grinding now and when we come in we’re going to grind just as hard. There’s going to be some exciting stuff happening when we get there.
You had a lot of time to listen to other schools after you committed to State. Did you ever consider anyone else or were you always solid for the Pack?
Like coach Doeren said, when you’re committed, you’re 100% committed to NC State. So when I committed I knew that’s where I wanted to go. Other schools didn’t even matter to me anymore. Other schools were definitely coming at me trying to get me to decommit and come play for them but I said, ‘no’. I let them know I was 100% committed to NC State and coach Doeren. I had my mind made up.