Glaze on the Verge of Greatness

In 2009, Northside High School had several playmakers on offense, including WR Malcolm Glaze. This year, the Vikings will look to Glaze as the top target in the passing game and all indications point to a breakout season for the speedster, who is on the SMU recruiting radar.

If Northside WR Malcolm Glaze gets off to a fast start this fall, you can bet that his recruitment will take off.

A 5-foot-10, 180-pounder with speed in the 4.40-to-4.45 range, Glaze put up some nice numbers (45 catches, 550 yards, four TDs) in 2009 for the 10-3 Vikings.

Last year, Glaze had to fight for touches among a bevy of excellent Northside skill players, including WRs Jereon McGilvery and Tevin Narcisse and RB Terrell Alfred. However, McGilvery has moved on to the college ranks (at McNeese State), while Narcisse will spend the bulk of his time on defense in 2010. That leaves Glaze and Alfred, both seniors, as the primary weapons on offense.

"I'm a fast receiver who can get downfield in a hurry," said Glaze, who is hearing from SMU, Miami (Ohio), Tulane, Southern, and McNeese. "I'm shifty and I have success on screens and I can jump. I feel that I'm an all-around player at my position. I pride myself on getting off the jam at the line of scrimmage. I can overpower a defensive back and I'm also flashy enough to get around them.

"Terrell is the best running back in the state - that's how I feel. He was the focal point of our offense last year and it will be the same way this year."

Glaze, Alfred, and the rest of the Northside skill players blazed through the competition at the New Iberia Senior High 7-on-7 Tournament this week, sweeping all opponents with a 6-0 mark. The tourney competition was fierce, with participating teams including LaGrange (Darius Edwards, Aaron Sam), NISH (Kyle LaMothe), Loreauville (Jermaine Antoine, Nick Julien, B.J. Greene), West St. Mary, and Patterson (blue-chip RB Kenny Hilliard).

Glaze's performance at the 7-on-7 caught the eye of Northside's team leader, DT Tyler Porter, who was in attendance to root on his teammates.

"Malcolm is a really dynamic player who will play more of go-to role for us this year," said Porter. "There's a lot that's expected of him and I'm 100% confident that he'll deliver. The thing that impressed me the most out there today was that Malcolm caught 10-to-15 passes and four touchdowns, even though he was sore and fatigued after playing in a summer basketball league the past few days."

What's going on with Glaze's recruitment?

"I'm getting letters every week from Miami of Ohio," he said. "I think the schools are waiting to see what will happen on the field this year. Coach (Jeff) Reinebold visited our school this spring and I watched SMU in the Hawaii Bowl. I like how much they throw the ball and I'd like to play there."

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