Dec. 21, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher announced Wednesday afternoon that junior-college offensive lineman Daniel Glauser has signed with the Seminoles.
To read Fisher's quotes on Glauser and the official announcement, click here.
Glauser's signing is important for an FSU team that struggled with injuries and inconsistency on the offensive line in 2011 and is on the verge of losing anchors Zebrie Sanders and David Spurlock after next week's Champs Sports Bowl against Notre Dame.
At 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds, Glauser has the size, strength and experience to step in and compete for a starting position right away.
When left tackle Andrew Datko went down with a shoulder injury early in the season, Sanders made the switch from his right tackle spot and was replaced by true freshman Bobby Hart. If Glauser can successfully earn the right to protect quarterback EJ Manuel's blind side at left tackle this spring, it would provide FSU with a luxury it didn't have this season: continuity.
As Hart continues to develop on the right side and up-and-coming youngsters Josue Matias, Tre Jackson and Austin Barron push for starting roles, Glauser's addition helps restore some of the steadiness that the Seminoles have had in recent years with former players like Rodney Hudson and Ryan McMahon.
A native of Switzerland, Glauser starred at the New Mexico Military Institute where he earned a four-star recruiting ranking from Scout.com and three-star rankings from both Rivals.com and 247Sports.com.
Glauser will become the second international player to compete for the FSU football team when he enrolls in January, joining star defensive end Bjoern Werner, who hails from Germany.