Kamiak athlete now a Dawg?

There were plenty of people on the sidelines during Washington's spring scrimmage on Saturday afternoon, but not a lot of them were high school football recruits. One such recruit that had been to Montlake before was Kamiak DB/RB Justin Glenn.

And while this visit to UW didn't start out any differently than the rest for Glenn, it took a 90-degree turn into uncharted waters when he caught up with secondary coach J.D. Williams.

"I was talking to coach J.D. (Williams) and he told me that Coach (Tyrone) Willingham wanted to talk to me," Glenn told Scout.com Saturday night. "So we went over to talk to him, and Coach Tyrone asked me if I could play with these guys. I told him that I could, and then he said, 'Do you want to?', and I told him that I'd love to someday. And that's when he told me that he was offering me and I didn't really know what to say."

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Glenn gave the coaches what they wanted to hear - a verbal commitment to play football at the University of Washington. "Coach Williams said they were waiting for me to come down because they had sent a (scholarship) letter to me, but I never got one," Glenn said. "He told me that he was on top of it and was going to make sure one got sent out to me right away."

But the story didn't end there. Glenn still has plans to visit Oregon next week during their spring game, and also has a visit to Washington State in the works, as well as a USC individual camp that he's already set to attend. He is also set to participate in the Barton Football Marketing Workout May 12th at Willamette University in Salem, as well as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp in North Carolina. That camp will feature a number of current NFL players, including Seattle Seahawk Shaun Alexander.

"I going to be telling them that," Glenn said of these prior engagements. "I didn't really have a lot of time to talk to them when everything was happening."

Glenn himself termed his decision a 'soft commitment' adding that in the end he feels like Washington is the place he's going to end up. "I just want to check everything else out first, but deep down I feel like Washington is the best choice for me," he said. "It's close, and I can get playing time there. And it's where I want to be."

The news came as a bit of a shock to Glenn, who had always hoped a scholarship from the Huskies was right around the corner. "It's such a big decision," he said. "I'm going to talk to my parents about it for a long time. I know I can't wait it out. I hear things about players that try and wait to see how many offers they can get and then they try to come back to the first team that offered them and it's gone.

"So I could make this a final decision at any time."

While Glenn believes he'll play defense in college, the Huskies are recruiting him as an athlete. "They say they are recruiting athletes," he said. "I'll probably play defense, but I just want to get on the field."

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