• John Macon Gillespie

Catching Up With Daryell Glenn III

North Forrest, led by head coach Anthony Dillon, made a claim as the story of the year in Mississippi in 2016. After starting the season 0-6, they would battle back and win five straight to claim a region 8-2A championship.

The Eagles defeated Loyd Star in the first round before getting ousted by Heidelberg in round two.

As a junior, Daryell Glenn III decided to transfer from Hattiesburg back to his parents’ alma mater. It turned out to be great decision.

“The season was great,” Glenn told SES Mississippi. “We knew district games are very important. Through all the tough losses our coaching staff was there for us. They continued to push us and we won the district championship.”

While Glenn has the potential to be a big time playmaker in the Eagle offense going forward, his role was to be a steady contributor this past season.

Through a lot of pressure returning home, he was able to catch 3 passes for 49 yards in a game against Lumberton early in the season. He finished his junior season with eight catches for 85 yards.

“This season I made a lot of mistakes. I was so worried about putting on for my parents’ old school that I was forgetting the small things, like looking the ball all the way in,” He explained. “I had a lot of drops.”

“Throughout the year our offensive coordinator used me on big downs. He used my speed. I contributed a lot on jet sweeps and simple routes likes sticks, slants, outs, etc.”

Looking ahead to next fall, Glenn is confident his team will be contenders. There are a couple of reasons why.

“Like every team, we want to go to state. But only a few teams put in the work. We will be one of those teams,” He stated.

“I know we will be the biggest threat in 2A South. We have a massive offense and our defense is aggressive.”

Glenn has a plan in place for the offseason. He wants to stay balanced and stay in shape, while continuing to fine tune his abilities.

“This offseason I will be running track to help with my speed and playing baseball to help with my hand-eye vision,” Glenn explained. “I will also go to the weight room.”

“I want to get better at the top of my routes and not forget the small things, like looking the ball all the way in.”

He also intends to enjoy his offseason by taking some trips. Football relate, of course.

“I will be going on some visits to junior colleges in Mississippi,” Glenn said.

**Photo by Zac Chamblee


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