Q&A: Kamiak senior Justin Glenn

  • Mike Cane, Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, September 5, 2007 11:46am
  • Sports

After only one game of the 2007 football season, Kamiak High School senior Justin Glenn reminded everyone why he’s a University of Washington recruit. The versatile running back/defensive back rushed for three touchdowns and more than 200 yards Friday in Kamiak’s season-opening 42-14 victory over Shorecrest.

During a brief break in practice late last month, as a heavy rain pelted the Kamiak turf, Glenn spoke about his teammates, his own ability and what Kamiak hopes to achieve this season.

Question: What are the strengths of this year’s team?

Answer: We’ve got a lot of senior leadership out there on the offense and defensive side. On offense we’ve got more (returning starters) but on defense guys are stepping. I think we could make a run for it.

Q: What positions will you play this year?

A: Running back and safety. (Last year he played cornerback on defense.) My coaches feel like I can have more of an effect on the defense (at safety). (Glenn is also a talented kick returner.)

Q: How do you manage to affect the game in so many ways?

A: I do whatever I can. I try to stay on the field pretty much the whole game. I don’t really like to come out. Hopefully the blocking will be as good as it was last year. (It should be solid considering four of Kamiak’s five offensive line starters are back.)

Q: How do you feel about being the team’s featured running back this season? (Last season the Knights’ top rusher was Bryson Kelly, who graduated last spring.)

A: I’m looking forward to it. I’ve always loved playing running back. I used to play quarterback, but I switched to running back and ever since I’ve loved it.

Q: How has senior QB Cub Jansen improved since 2006?

A: He’s matured a lot. He’s gone to (summer football) camps. He’s making a lot smarter decisions than last year. He’s bigger, stronger, faster. … Everything depends on how he does. Following his lead, we should be pretty good.

Q: What impresses you about junior linebacker Marcel Seely, a three-year varsity starter?

A: I saw him playing in middle school and thought, “Who is that kid?” He just goes full speed every play. He just goes 100 percent. He’s just a wrecking ball.

Q: Seely will start at fullback this season. What’s it like having him as your lead blocker?

A: I love running behind him. I can’t wait for that. Last year he got in on a couple plays and he cleared out the whole side.

Q: You are one of the fastest players in the county. What’s it like to have so much speed?

A: I don’t even think about how fast I’m going. I just run. I just love reading the blocks and making my way through.

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