This time last year, Aqeel Glass figured he’d be preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft this spring. Of course, at that time, none of us knew what the future held.
Last fall, the All-SWAC quarterback and FCS All-American candidate saw that many of his peers at that level decided to transfer to schools that were playing or declare for the NFL Draft. After throwing for 3,600 yards and 32 touchdowns in his junior season in 2019, Glass definitely had options.
“I’m not gonna lie, it crossed my mind. I talked to my family and a couple of my people in my circle that I looked for advice, I just think that staying here was the best decision,” Glass said during SWAC Media Day. “Transferring somewhere, nothing’s guaranteed, you can get hurt, you can go there and be a backup. But here I have my position, I know the coaching staff, I know the offence — it’s my team.”
Glass, who has already graduated, enters the spring 2021 season with two season of eligibility remaining. His head coach, Connell Maynor, was ecstatic to have him come back to Huntsville.
‘We’ve got high expectations for Aqeel,” Maynor said. “He’s done a great job since we’ve been here, he’s a leader on and off the football. He’s an NFL prospect, he’s the number 20th ranked quarterback among all seniors in America.”