Daniel Glauser, a 6'6" 315 pound offensive lineman out of New Mexito Military Institute in Roswell, has committed to the Florida State Seminoles. We first talked about Glauser in March, when he expressed interest in Florida State. Glauser also held offers from Arkansas and Oklahoma State, among others in the BCS.
"I just knew FSU was the right place for me," Glauser told Noles 247($)
Glauser is rated three-stars by most services, and will likely have two years to play two. He is originally from Switzerland. FSU experienced a lot of offensive line injuries this season (at one point, five of the top 9 were unavialable due to injury), and the resulting play hurt FSU's record.
Glauser is obviously a big body. FSU will try him out at both tackle and guard. The 'Noles don't typically take an JUCO player unless they believe he is capable of starting or providing significant depth. Glauser should be able to do that. He isn't incredibly quick (likely not enough to play left tackle), but if he is indeed able to enroll for Spring, he should be able to work on that a bit.
Our own DRUSSO was a JUCO player himself and evaluated Glauser's 2010 film (2011 unavailable at press time):
Glauser does not have the feet to play LT, but he HAS shown tremendous improvement from ‘09 to ’10, so anything is possible. Stops his feet on contact, and makes up for it with physical superiority that he won’t have at the BCS level.
-He has impressive size & athletic ability (I peg him in the 5.1 range), and the improvement shows me how coachable he is.
-Love his aggressiveness, always the 1st thing I look for in an OL. Reminds me of pre-concussions Spurlock.
-Hate that nobody has taught him how to use his hips on contact, love that he has that much raw material to work with and is coachable.
-Excellent cut blocker, which is not as easy as you might think. Launches into the defender’s legs, then rolls to finish the block.
-I like him at RT or OG. Think he could contribute immediately if he was an EE.
This is FSU's 16th commitment. The 'Noles plan to take more than twenty if everything breaks in their favor.
Sophomore highlights (not embeddable) here.