Tradition • Character • Service

Tradition • Character • Service

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year makes Hillsdale his Choice has confirmed and gained permission to share that 2 time all-state, 3 time state champion, and 2008 Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year Joe Glendening will be trading the blue and gold of East Grand Rapids High School for the Charger Blue and White of Hillsdale College.

NCAA rules bar coaches and staffs from making any comment, confirming, or denying any information regarding recruits until national letters of intent are signed on February 4. At no time was Hillsdale asked for information nor did anyone from the program contact me. All sources are independent of the program.

East coach Peter Stuursma confirmed this morning that Glendening indeed is set on signing with the Chargers.

"He is an outstanding young man and I am excited to follow him through Hillsdale," the 2008 Detroit Lions Michigan High School Coach of the Year commented.

Glendening is regarded as one of the top prospects on the west side of Michigan, a region that saw 7 of its 7 state finalists bring home titles.

The 5' 10" 185 pound tailback brings amazing resume to Hillsdale. Look at these numbers: school record for most rushing yards in a season with 2,598. Previous record of 2,507 was set in 2003 by Kevin Grady Jr. He was also Gatorade Player of the Year in 2004. Glendening set a school single game record 398 yards against Mount Pleasant. He shares the most career touchdowns at the state finals with Grady. The pair each found the endzone seven times. Three of those came this year in a win at Ford Field over Inkster. (Stats from Jane Bos article below)

In addition to all of these honors, Glendening was also the unanimous choice Division 3/4 Player of the Year.

More Links: Recruiting Profile with Junior Year Highlights Rise Blog
Jane Bos: Glendening is Gatorade Player of the Year
Glendening Player of the Year in Divsion 3/4

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