2022 Spring Football: One On One With Jaylon Glover
SALT LAKE CITY- The 2022 Spring Season is officially underway for the University of Utah Football team and with it, comes the arrival of new Utes. One of those new faces generating a lot of excitement is freshman running back, Jaylon Glover.
The Lakeland, Fla., product rushed for 6,096 yards and 80 touchdowns in an illustrious four-years at Lake Gibson High School. The freshman back rushed for 100-yards in 32 games and was named the 6A Player of the Year during his junior season. During his senior campaign Glover rushed for 2,073 yards, averaged 7.9 yards per carry, scored 26 touchdowns and rushed for 100-plus yards in nine games.
UtahUtes.com talked with Glover after his first practice with the team for a Q&A.
Q: What made Utah stand out over the other schools?
A: The big thing for Utah was being a part of a family. Everybody gets along, everybody wants to see each other every compete, everyone wants to get better. I also feel like the coaching staff really went the extra mile during the recruiting process. Everything I found important they find important to and that was big for me. I'm big on family so I knew I wanted to be around people that share that. Coming here was a no brainer.
Q: Who was your hero?
A: My Dad, he was a big hero for me. He was a good leader of the house and knew how to be a leader in the community as well. He was a big part of me being who I am today.
Q: If you could have any superpower which would you choose?
A: Invincibility, I would love to be invincible. I would do a lot of crazy things and if I go snowboard and fall down or do anything else I want to make sure I would be alright.
Q: What was your favorite memory from high school football?
A: My seven-touchdown game vs. Braden River, it was a dogfight going down to the wire but that was the best memory for me.
Q: What's something people might not know about you?
A: I'm a really terrible gamer. I play but I'm not very good so I try to talk the talk but I don't back it up because I'm not that good at the game.
Q: What are your goals during your time with Utah?
A: I want to win a national championship, I want to get a Heisman and have the chance to go to the NFL.
Q: Favorite Pre-Game song?
A: Super Gremlin by Kodak Black.
Q: What was your favorite TV show and cartoon character growing up?
A: Phineas and Ferb. I was always a Phineas guy.
Q: How would you describe your playing style?
A: I feel like I'm a very well rounded back. I came here to work on pass pro, but I feel like I can do it all. I can be on the field at all times. I have good short area quickness, hands out of the backfield, and I'm not scared to put my shoulder into anyone.
Q: What do you think would be your NFL comparison?
A: Dalvin Cook, just being a well-rounded overall back who can break away and make big plays.
Q: What motivates you to be great?
A: The biggest thing for me is not to be the regular statistic. I want to be that guy for my community can look up to. Especially where I'm from there's a lot of guys that are talented that don't make it all the way due to other issues. So, I want to be that guy to make it. There were guys that I looked to that fell, so I want to be the guy that kids looked to that succeeded.
Q: What does family mean to you?
A: Family is big. Like I said before family is a big thing for me and I love to be involved, hang around with them, hear their stories and it's really important to me. Without my family I don't think I would be here today.