WR Glynn is Scouts’ newest threat
T. J. Edwards (3) of Lakes look for an open receiver during a game against Lake Forest on Friday. | Joe Shuman~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 15, 2012 6:40PM
LAKE FOREST — As the game drew closer to a possible overtime, David Glynn knew it was time to act.
Glynn, a junior receiver at Lake Forest, had one thing on his mind when the Scouts took control of the ball in a 13-13 tie against host Lakes Friday night.
“We knew we had to put the ball in the end zone somehow,” the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Glynn said.
Quarterback Andrew Clifford quickly hooked up with Glynn on a 41-yard touchdown pass with 5:01 remaining. The Scouts (3-0) held on to record the 20-13 decision.
All of the stars were in alignment on the game-winning TD pass.
“(The Eagles) were biting hard on the slant pass all night,” Clifford said.
So, the Scouts devised a double move, where Glynn stopped briefly and then took off.
“Andrew threw a nice ball,” Glynn said. “I was able to get it before the cornerback (at the 20) and I had free rein to the end zone.”
A similar play unfolded in the second quarter when Clifford hit Glynn for a 33-yard TD pass.
“We ran a different route, but it was also a double move,” Glynn noted. “Andrew made a perfect pass.”
Glynn, who caught three passes for 95 yards against Lakes, is developing into a prime threat for the Scouts.
“I have a lot of confidence in all of my receivers,” offered Clifford, a senior. “David happens to be the one making a lot of plays right now.”
Clifford completed 13 of 25 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns.
All of the receivers are benefiting from the tutelage of assistant coach Ahmad Merritt, who played in the NFL with the Chicago Bears from 2001-’03.
“Because of his experience, (Merritt) gives the receivers a lot of tips that other receivers in the area are not getting,” Glynn said.
While the speedy wideout enjoys catching passes and making big plays, he’s not interested in personal glory.
“I’m just happy that we won the game (over Lakes),” Glynn said. “That’s the most important thing.”
Glynn is also a standout on the lacrosse field. He believes the spring sport is valuable to his football development in several ways.
“It (lacrosse) definitely keeps me in shape,” he said. “It also helps with my footwork, speed and hand-eye coordination.”
Scouts coach Chuck Spagnoli knows Glynn is a threat every time he lines up wide.
“He has good speed, and he can catch the football,” Spagnoli said. “His speed allows him to get open, and he always has an opportunity to make a play. He’s also a good athlete, which helps him with his route running.”
Look for Glynn to make strides over the next two seasons.
“He’s still developing his skills,” Spagnoli said. “As time goes on, he’ll get better and better.”