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Alabama A&M Football Team Lands One Of The Top HBCU Recruits

The Bulldogs lands a keeper

Aqeel Glass, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound quarterback announced that he’s taking his talents to historically black Alabama A&M. The 3-star prospect, considered to be the No. 2 HBCU recruit behind Alcorn State pledge Cleveland Ford, chose the Bulldogs over offers from the likes of the MVFC’s Missouri State. He was once a Florida International recruit until the coaching change.

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Alabama A&M wrapped up its season with a game at Auburn a few weeks back, and now it is cranking into full gear when it comes to recruiting.

The Bulldogs received big news this week when the No. 2 overall rated HBCU commitment in the country announced he’d be playing for Alabama A&M — and he’s quite the keeper. Quarterback Aqeel Glass is 6-foot-5, 230 pounds and was committed to the FBS’s Florida International until the coaching change.

He is rated a 3-star prospect and the No. 9 overall recruit in the state of Missouri by 247Sports.com. The St. Louis native also held a scholarship offer from the MVFC’s Missouri State.

“Coach (Ron) Turner got fired and then Butch Davis came in and wanted more of a dual-threat quarterback which I’m not and A&M just came in and told me that they were looking for their starting QB and they thought I would fit,” Glass told HERO Sports Friday morning. “Their coaching staff was up front with you and honest and I liked that.

“They said they love how even when I scramble outside of the pocket I always keep my eyes down and they feel they wanted more of a thrower who could make all the throws over the field.”

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr. is the Editor-in-Chief of HBCU Buzz. He is a Central State University alum and is a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Meade formerly was a Staff Writer for HBCU Buzz. In 2012, he was selected by Luke Lawal Jr. to lead HBCU Buzz.