Vols offer fast-rising DT prospect

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Tennessee put the exclamation mark on what Brentavious Glanton calls a "crazy" past couple of weeks.

The Scout thee-star defensive end has picked up four offers in the past two week, with the Vols being the most recent school to extend him a scholarship on Saturday.

The rising class of 2015 prospect now holds eight offers from the likes of Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Marshall and Georgia Southern. He also claims to be receiving heavy interest from Auburn, Alabama and Georgia.

And While Glanton says he feels "blessed" to add an offer from any program, he admits there's something special about the Vols pulling the trigger.

"It's huge. It's great to know they think I'm an SEC-caliber player. It just tells me all the hard work I've been putting in is paying off," Glanton told InsideTennessee. "I wouldn't say they're, like, taking a chance on me or nothing like that, but they're the first to believe in me. I like that, man. I like that a lot."

Glanton is certainly excited about Tennessee, but the 6-foot-2, 275-pounder admits he knows very little about the Big Orange.

The Monroe (Ga.) High School standout said he plans to change that by making the short trip to Knoxville, Tenn., something this summer. He also wants to visit Georgia, Auburn and Florida State.

"I know they have a pretty good program over there," Glanton told IT. "I know they have, like, a big stadium and lots of fans and all that. I know they pretty good at putting guys in the league and stuff like that."

Glanton also knows Tennessee is in desperate need of help along the defensive line, as the Vols graduated every one of its defensive line starters from last season.

Glanton calls the Vols' lack of depth up front "just what I'm looking for," adding that early playing time is a "huge" factor in his still-growing recruitment.

"No one wants to sit and not play. You play the game to play," Glanton said. "And the (Tennessee) coaches be telling me that I have the chance to come in and play right away if I work really hard."

Glanton, who describes himself as an interior linemen who is stocky enough to plug holes on running downs but also athletic enough to stay on the field during third down situations, also has been keeping a close eye on the recent recruiting rankings.

Based on those, he believes the Vols are headed in the right direction.

"I know they're getting all these legit kids over there. That says a lot because a lot of kids must believe they'll be good soon," Glanton said. "(Tennessee) is getting a lot of kids from Georgia, too. I know that."

On top of early playing time and winning at the next level, Glanton said he's looking for a coaching staff that makes him feel comfortable.

Glanton describes his relationship with Tennessee coaches as "still growing," but says Vols coaches are easy to talk with.

"Coach (John) Jancek and coach (Willie) Martinez hit me up every once and in a while," Glanton said. "They good dudes. They seem nice and all that. I like the Vols."

Indeed, Glanton "likes" the Vols. But he seems to love Auburn.

Glanton called a potential offer from Auburn a "dream."

"That would be huge for me, man," Glanton said. "That would be so cool."

Glanton was named the top defensive lineman at the Valdosta MVP Camp earlier in spring.


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