Brock Glenn doesn't hide the fact that he didn't know exactly what to expect entering his official visit to Florida State last weekend.
The 2023 quarterback from Memphis (Tenn.) Lausanne Collegiate School had taken just one previous visit to FSU in March. He'd only received an offer from FSU in late May, part of a recent surge of two FSU QB offers after the Seminoles didn't offer any 2023 quarterbacks since Chris Parson committed last July.
Although he arrived unsure, Glenn left thinking far more favorably of FSU, which seems to be in the middle of his recruitment as it picks up considerably.
"Coming in, I was iffy. I didn’t know how the situation was, where I stood with them. But after this visit, it was awesome..." Glenn said after his visit.
"Relationships are important to me and that's what they are all about. A lot of places say they are all about family, you can feel it here. That was very important to me. It was great. My family and I loved it. Couldn't have gone better. We're super thankful for them having us and believing in me."
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Quarterback is a major priority for FSU in its 2023 class considering it has just three scholarship quarterbacks on its roster at the moment. Only two quarterbacks from the Seminoles' previous three recruiting classes are still on campus after Chubba Purdy's transfer to Nebraska this offseason.
However it happens, this makes FSU finishing with two quarterbacks in its 2023 class a high priority. FSU has one quarterback currently committed in Brentwood (Tenn.) Ravenwood High product Parson.
However, Parson doesn't exactly have the look of a firm, unwavering commitment after visiting Mississippi State over the weekend, his first visit elsewhere since pledging to FSU.
Glenn and Parson are similarly ranked across the various recruiting services. Parson is higher in the 247Sports composite rankings (No. 321 overall recruit to No. 348 overall recruit). However, Glenn is higher in both the 247 rankings (No. 9 quarterback to Parson's No. 11) and Rivals rankings (No. 11 quarterback to Parson's No. 19).
Glenn wasn't asked directly about if he's fine with being a part of a two-quarterback class. However, his comments when asked a similar question speak wonders.
"They’re not going to give you the starting position anywhere, I don’t care who you are, if you’re a five star or a zero star, they’re not going to guarantee you anything. You’ve got to come in and work for it," Glenn said.
"They believe in me, they believe in all the guys they recruit. If they come in and work, there’s an opportunity. They guarantee an opportunity. That’s all you need, one opportunity."
Brock Glenn liked sitting with Mike Norvell, Tony Tokarz, discussing offense
Although there were quite a few fun aspects of the official visit weekend at FSU, Glenn said his favorite part was the chance to sit down with both head coach Mike Norvell and quarterbacks coach Tony Tokarz to talk to them more and watch some film of how he could fit in the Seminole offense.
In his junior season at Lausanne last year, Glenn completed 97 of his 155 passes (62.6%) for 1,576 yards with 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also averaged over five yards per carry, rushing for 161 yards and three touchdowns.
"Their offense fits me perfectly. It's a lot of the same stuff we do at Lausanne. I don't think there's a better offense for me in what I want to accomplish and that's the NFL. I think that will prepare me and allow me to put up big numbers, do good things here, win some games here..." Glenn said.
"It fits my game and really what I love to do. It’s a good mix. Like, yeah, you can go pro-style or you can go Air Raid. This is a perfect mix. It’s kind of like what I do now, so it’s probably the most comfortable offense for me. That, I love."
During his visit, Glenn also got the chance to talk to FSU quarterbacks Jordan Travis and Tate Rodemaker, among other current players.
He was glad to get confirmation that the FSU coaches actually act like they did on his visit, something that he values highly.
"They said the coaches are genuine and you can tell that they mean what they say. They're not gonna bull crap you. They're gonna tell you honestly how it is," Glenn said.
"They reinforced that and told me from an honest player-to-player standpoint that that's true, that's everything they believe."
FSU will definitely have to battle a few other suitors for Glenn's commitment. He took an official visit to Auburn the weekend before he came to FSU and is headed to Ohio State this weekend after the Buckeyes offered him on June 7.
Along with Parson and Purdue commit Rickie Collins, who also visited FSU this past weekend, Glenn will be competing at the Elite 11 Finals in Los Angeles on June 28.
He said he wasn't positive, but hopes to commit before competing at Elite 11. FSU may have been later to his recruitment than some other schools, but it definitely seems the Seminoles gave him some things to think about ahead of that decision.
Florida State's 2023 recruiting class
Three-star quarterback Chris Parson - Ravenwood High - Brentwood, Tenn. - No. 307 overall recruit, No. 19 quarterback
Three-star Vandrevius Jacobs - Vero Beach High - Fort Pierce, Fla. - No. 357 overall recruit, No. 50 wide receiver
Three-star Darren "Goldie" Lawrence - Seminole High - Sanford, Fla. - No. 476 overall recruit, No. 63 wide receiver
Three-star Randy Pittman - A. Crawford Mosley High - Lynn Haven, Fla. - No. 314 overall recruit, No. 20 tight end
Four-star Lamont Green Jr. - Gulliver Prep - Miami, Fla. - No. 148 overall recruit, No. 8 edge rusher
Junior college transfer Jaden Jones - Hutchinson CC - Montgomery, Ala. - Unranked
Four-star Keith Sampson Jr. - New Bern High - New Bern, N.C. - No. 130 overall recruit, No. 16 defensive lineman
Three-star Quindarrius Jones - Meridian High - Meridian, Ms. - No. 104 athlete
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