On February 6, Marcus Glodowski, a multi-talented player for the Amherst Falcons high school football team, signed a letter of intent to play with the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) Bulldogs.
Asked for comment, Glodowski told the Spirit, “I am excited to play football at the next level. I really appreciate all my high school coaches and teammates who made this opportunity a possibility. Obviously, I could not have done this without them. UMD is a great school, community, and football program, and I am really looking forward to being a Bulldog.”
Glodowski reportedly considered signing with Minnesota State-Mankato, and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, but Duluth won him over.
In his senior year with the Falcons, Glodowski played the starting quarterback position, and racked up an impressive 2,159 yards on the ground and 49 combined touchdowns. As quarterback, Glodowski helped lead the Falcons to a third straight Division 5 state championship, but Bulldog coaches have indicated that Glodowski will most likely start as a defensive back, most likely a safety, for the NCAA Division II team. Glodowski told the Stevens Point Journal, "Honestly, I'll play whatever position … Junior year I played a lot of defense and I'm looking forward to it.”
He went on to tell the Journal, “Throughout my whole high school career I always thought about ‘What if I could go play somewhere (in college)?’ Then halfway through my senior season I was like, ‘This is a real thing that could happen.’ After the season got done I made up my mind to go play college football.”
Amherst football coach Mark Lusic told the Stevens Point Journal, "We're going to miss him tremendously. Just his attitude, his smarts, the type of player he is, the type of kid he is. He's just a great person."
"He's just scratching the surface (of his ability)," the coach said. "Better days are far ahead of him with his speed and athleticism.”