Playing in a state championship game brings out the jitters in almost any player on the high school level. The most experienced players have a bout of nerves preparing for the biggest game of their lives. Imagine the butterflies though if you were a freshman. That indeed was the case for 2013 RB Lavadrick Glenn as he suited up for the Clinton Red Devils. What Glenn and the Red Devils did was shock many in the state by defeating the defending state champions Myrtle Beach 35-26 for the AAA state title this season.
We caught up with the 2013 standout for an interview shortly after the title game in which he stole the show in what many players will say is the biggest stage they'll ever see in their careers.
"It was an awesome feeling to play so well in the state championship game, it was a dream come true."
Asked if his performance in the state title game came as a surprise Glenn quickly replied, "No I wasn't. I love to play in the big game atmosphere."
Even more surprising was the fact that the 9th grade sensation started the season on the "C team" where he amassed over 2000 yards and 30 touchdowns on the ground before being called up to the varsity squad prior to their playoff run.
The upset surprised many throughout the Palmetto State but Glenn talked about his team's frame of mind heading into the vaunted matchup for the AAA title.
"The team's mindset was to shock the world because we were underdogs the whole season. All I thought about was doing what I had to do for the team so that we could win."
Glenn electrified the crowd with some dazzling runs on his way to 100+ yards rushing and also got the Red Devil contingent going with a huge 95 yard kickoff return for his squad. Consider that he stands 5'8 165 pounds Glenn doesn't physically scare many of his opponents but his moves and breakaway speed quickly gains the respect of his opponents.
Already having made a name for himself on a grand stage the 2012 prospect says he'll work hard this offseason to build on his body of work.
"This offseason I hope to improve my speed and cutback ability but most of all my strength."
Being that he has yet to finish his freshman year of high school it's still early to be talking recruiting but we posed the question to the freshman sensation and he already has a list of the schools he wants to hear from in the very near future.
Glenn has already set goals for next season when he'll just be a sophomore. "Defend our state championship and go undefeated. As for me my goals are to do well in school and improve my game anyway I can."
We had Glenn to flash back in his mind as to which team he faced this offseason presented him with the toughest challenge and he replied, "Fairfield Central was the toughest team I think because it was my first time playing on Friday Nights. On my first carry I got hit harder than I had been hit before and that made me run harder from then on out."
Stay tuned to SCPrepNation.com as we'll have updates concerning Lavadrick Glenn throughout the offseason as he's already made a name for himself as a high school legend after his performance in the AAA championship.
Inside The Numbers...Lavadrick Glenn
Bench press: 225 pounds
Squat: 375 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.5 seconds
Favorite subject in school: Social Studies
Favorite thing to do when not playing football: Texting on my phone
Favorite video game: NCAA 2010
Favorite music artist: Travis Porter
Dream date: Halle Berry
Favorite football players: Adrian Peterson & Dontavius Glenn
Favorite food: pizza