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100 Days to Kickoff: The Case for Brentavious Glanton

Glanton’s size and athleticism combo is unmatched on this team

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

With the departure of Pat Gamble and Francis Kallon on the interior line, Brentavious Glanton should fill one of those empty spots. Glanton came as a a highly touted 2015 recruit from Albany, GA who had the opportunity for early playing time given the lack of depth that Tech has had in the middle the last several seasons. His freshman year he redshirted, but last year Glanton seemed like he was primed for a big breakout. It didn’t quite pan out that way. He spent most of last season on the bench behind Gamble, Kallon, and Kyle Cerge-Henderson. This year is the year that Glanton makes his breakout.

Brentavious is listed as 6’3” 293 pounds. This probably isn’t big enough to be a nose tackle, but that is more than big enough to play opposite Cerge-Henderson or Brandon Adams. This works well because Brentavious showed more finesse skills rather than brute force when he was in high school. Assuming he hasn’t lost much of his athleticism he could be a replacement for Pat Gamble as the smaller, quicker defensive tackle. There isn’t a whole lot of college game tape on Glanton given that he only has five tackles, but he has shown plenty of ability in high school and has the size and athleticism that this Georgia Tech line needs. Georgia Tech needs to see better play on the interior of the line and Brentavious Glanton could be the answer this season.