At his home in Covington, Brock Glenn '23 announced Saturday morning that he will attend The Ohio State University, ending a long recruiting battle for the Lynx quarterback.
"The whole process has been crazy", Glenn said. "It began after my sophomore year when I picked up seven offers. After my junior year, many more teams had the opportunity to se me play in person, and things took off. It has been fun but stressful."
Ultimately, the decision came down to his desire to become a professional quarterback. Something Glenn said made the Buckeyes stand out.
"It came down to knowing how much I loved football and the end goal of being an NFL quarterback," Glenn said. "They put players in the league every year. That means a lot to me. I know they can make me better as a person and player."
Glenn has come a long way since arriving as a freshman at Lausanne in the summer of 2019.
"We didn't know much about Brock," Lausanne Athletic Director and Football Head Coach Kevin Locastro said. "He came to Lausanne because his mom wanted to put him in a place that helped him excel as a student and an athlete. When he arrived, he didn't look like the player he is today. But one thing that always stuck out to me was his great attitude and work ethic."
Coming from playing an offense that relied on short passes, Glenn had not had the opportunity to showcase his arm. He needed a fresh start.
"I knew Lausanne was the right choice," Glenn said. "Leaving my friends was hard, but I knew coming here would be the best move for me academically and athletically."
A backup his first year, Glenn put in the work that turned coaches' heads. He was named the starter his sophomore year and has been the Lynx's leading signal caller for the 16 games since. He enters this season with a 13-3 record in those starts and has amassed an impressive stat line. He is ranked among the area's leaders in yards per game (157.6) and completion percentage (62.6). Of his 95 completions, 23 have gone for touchdowns. In 2021 as a junior, Glenn led Lausanne to a 9-2 record and the Tennessee Class 2A Division II semifinals. He threw for 1,576 yards, averaged 16.2 yards per completion and finished with a 23-9 TD-INT ratio. He also rushed for 161 yards, adding three rushing touchdowns.
Entering high school at 5 foot 10 and 140 pounds, Glenn has made the weight room a regular habit. He has also added three inches in height, making the now 6'2 200-pound quarterback a force when throwing and running the ball.
"Brock lifts weights with the bigs," Locastro said. "That is rare. Normally you find the quarterback lifting with the receivers, but Brock has put effort into being as strong as possible."
Physical attributes aside, what made Glenn the sought-after recruit that he was is how he approaches the mental aspect of the game.
A student of the film room, Glenn says that studying game films and reading defenses is something he enjoys doing.
"I wasn't really into film before I came here," Glenn said. "The coaches here showed me how important it was to me development. Once I started learning it, I saw how beneficial it was during the games and began challenging myself to learn as much as possible."
Practicing against one of the top defenses in the Mid-South doesn't hurt either.
"We have such an elite defense," Glenn said. "They challenge me daily. Trying to read what Coach Chris Jordan is lining up against me and adjust to that makes me mentally stronger and us better as a team."
As a student, Glenn has excelled in the classroom at Lausanne. Coming into his senior year, he has a 3.86 GPA.
"He is always putting his best foot forward," Upper School Head Stuart Dunster said. "He understands the balance needed to be good on the field and in the classroom. He is the epitome of what we expect as a Lausanne student-athlete."
In his senior year, the strong-armed Glenn is poised to lead a Lausanne offense this season that returns seven starters and added more key pieces on the offensive side of the ball.
"This year, we expect Brock to keep what he has been doing," Locastro said. "Brock has worked so hard this off-season. He has done everything we have asked of him to keep improving himself as a player and us as a team. He has all the intangibles. He wants to do everything it takes for us to be great."
Before graduating and heading off to Columbus, Glenn has one more thing he wants to accomplish at Lausanne. Leading the Lynx to another state title.
"The gold ball is the goal," Glenn said. "I care about the team. I have tried to avoid reading articles about myself or getting caught up in personal accolades. I want to focus on being a high school student and this upcoming football season."
With the weight of a college decision now out of the way, the football portion of that journey begins August 19, when Lausanne hosts Southwind.