One of Missouri’s commitments is so excited about becoming a Tiger; he decided to graduate high school in December and begins classes in Columbia in January.
Ashton Glaser of Springdale Arkansas confirmed with Inside Mizzou.com Friday that he will be enrolling in school at Missouri next month.
“I’m so excited about getting to Mizzou,” Glaser said. “I finished up with high school today. I will start classes in Columbia on January 19th.”
The talented signal caller feels that the extra semester at Missouri will give him an advantage in the fall.
“I will have a full extra semester to learn the offense and to learn the speed of the game at the college level,” Glaser said. “I feel it will help me be better prepared incase I’m needed to make an early impact.”
Glaser, who threw for over 3,169 yards his senior season scoring 30 touchdowns through the air and added another 17 scores on the ground, earned all conference and all state honors.
Glaser committed to the Tigers over the summer and hasn’t regretted his decision one bit. He recently took his official visit to Mizzou last week and left very impressed with the Tiger football program.
“It was so well organized,” Glaser said. “I had a great time, the coaching staff and the current players on the team did an outstanding job making us feel a part of the team already.”
One thing that attracted Glaser to Missouri is the success that Gary Pinkel has had while coaching the Tigers and the school pride he demonstrates.
“Coach Pinkel loves being a Missouri Tiger,” Glaser said. “It’s so obvious. He is happy where he is at and has done a tremendous job turning this program around. They run the same offense I ran in high school, so this is going to be an easy transition for me.”
Another thing that impressed Glaser while on his visit was the campus setup and the amazing atmosphere.
“The campus is amazing,” Glaser said. “Missouri has some of the best facilities in the country. I love the setup of the campus, it has a great student environment and it’s only going to get better.”
Glaser feels that his ability to read defenses and his ability to lead are two of the signal caller’s biggest strengths at the quarterback position.
“I know how to earn my teammates respect,” Glaser said. “Being the quarterback you have to earn their respect, they have to know that you will do what it takes to win the ballgame. The Missouri coaches told me that one of the main things that stood out to them when watching my tape is how well I make my reads and throw the ball where it is supposed to go.”
Glaser got a chance to get to know one of the Tiger’s other quarterbacks while on his official visit.
“I spent a lot of time with Blaine Gabbert,” Glaser said. “He is a great guy. I think we will help each other become the best we can be while at Missouri.”