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Small School Scouting: Aqeel Glass Solid in Win over Bethune-Cookman

Alabama A&M QB Aqeel Glass is my main focus for this week’s Small School Scouting. The veteran SWAC signal-caller was solid, albeit unspectacular, in the Aggies win over Bethune-Cookman on Thursday night.

Glass completed 22/35 passing, with 235 yards, and two touchdowns in the 30-27 win over the Wildcats. The game was played in the pouring rain during the first quarter and steady rain the rest of the contest. There was a long weather delay at the start.

First the negatives. Glass struggles with his deep ball accuracy. The handful of times he tried to go long, they all ended up short. Maybe this was weather-related. What I can say without certain is that Aqeel Glass isn’t much of an athlete. He can do just enough with his legs to keep the play alive.

Glass has great size at 6’5” and 215-pounds. He has a strong arm and hit the 15-yard out route with ease. Glass does a great job progressing through his reads. As I said earlier, he moves well enough in the pocket to makes the necessary plays. Glass doesn’t make bad decisions. If the play isn’t there, he will take the check down and not force the ball where he doesn’t need to.

I don’t see a superstar QB at the next level. With Aqeel Glass, I see a late-round, developmental-type draft pick.

BONUS WATCH

OT Matt Waletzko, North Dakota

North Dakota

Waletzko was a member of the Reese’s Senior Bowl preseason watch list. I saw that they were playing Utah State during week two, so I stashed it on my DVR for future use so I could watch Waletzko in action.

The 6’7” 295-pounder plays left tackle for the Fighting Hawks. Waletzko has great length. He can lock out defenders with ease if he gets his mitts on them. Waletzko looks great pulling and getting to the second level.

He has a bad habit of getting over-extended. When Waletzko does this, he gets off-balance and struggles to recover.

Waletzko will need development in his technique and strength. However, his frame and athleticism should see him get a chance.

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