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|Glynn among 2009 prospects|
With signing day for 2008 in the books, football programs are looking ahead to the Class of 2009.
And a familiar name will be among the top prospects in the state next season.
West Monroe cornerback Tyler Glynn is listed by Don Long of Dandydon.com as the 29th best prospect in the state for next season.
"Glynn has great speed and cover skills as a cornerback. I might have to move Glynn up a few spots after Spring football is over. He has SEC-type skills," Long said on his Web site.
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Glynn is the son of Paul and Michelle Glynn.
Paul, a native of Jonesville, is a 1984 graduate of Huntington School and has coached basketball at Huntington and Monterey High School.
Paul coached at Murray High School in Murray, Ky., two years before making the move to West Monroe High before the start of the current school year.
Paul is teaching Physical Science and is an assistant coach with the West Monroe High football and basketball teams.
"They had a position open last summer and we saw a great opportunity academically and athletically at West Monroe," Paul said. "The coaching job is one where you say, 'Where do you go from here?' Obviously, you don't want to go anywhere. The football staff is so knowledgeable and some great people to learn from. We are right in the thick of the district race in basketball. It's been a lot of fun."
West Monroe head football coach Don Shows said Tyler is a legitimate college prospect.
"Tyler certainly can play in the secondary and there is a possibility we may shuffle him around to play running back as well next season," Shows said. "He works hard, is very coachable and a good student. He does all the things we ask him to do and you never have to worry about having any problems with him."
Paul said Tyler had a "deer in the headlight look" when he came out for football at West Monroe.
"I was trying to tell him the boys would be bigger and faster," Paul said. "We showed up for the jamboree at ULM and there were 22,000 people in the bleachers. You could just feel the electricity. I think at that point Tyler realized he had to take this to another level and he responded."
Tyler played in the defensive backfield with four seniors and started seven games.
"It was a great opportunity for Tyler in that the seniors welcomed him because they have been in that position before," Paul said.
Tyler is 5-foot-11, 165 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.48 and has jumped 10 feet, 3 inches in the standing long jump.
"Tyler was used as a gunner on the punt team and covered on the kickoff team," Paul said.
Glynn coached at Monterey High from 1992 to 1999 and at Huntington in 1988-1989; 1990-1991; and 2000-2001.
Paul credits West Monroe strength coach Casey Sanders, the father of LSU linebacker Luke Sanders who was a senior on this past year's national championship squad, with helping develop Tyler even more.
"Casey is a difference-maker in every program," Paul said. "The way they train year-round is phenomenal."
Tyler also runs and long jumps for the West Monroe track team. Paul has taken Tyler to AAU track meets since he was a young boy. Tyler ran the third-fastest time in the state of Kentucky in the 100-meter dash.
Paul has worked with Tyler in track in his pre-teen years, taking him to several AAU track meets.
"When we got here Coach McDuffie (West Monroe track coach McDuffie) told me he could tell I have spent a lot of time with Tyler," Paul said. "He told me they didn't have to worry about mechanics, they just gave him a workout program and let him go."
Tyler's younger siblings, Peyton, Haley and Rachel, also run track.
Peyton played quarterback and safety for the West Monroe Raiders, a youth football team which went undefeated to win the Louisiana Youth Football State Championship at ULM last year.
Paul and Michelle certainly stay on the go. Tyler attended an Under Armour combine in Mobile, Al., during Senior Bowl week and had the fastest shuttle time of any other underclassman.
"If he has a good senior year, stay healthy and produces he could get an invitation to play in the Under Armour All-Star Game," Paul said.
So does Paul see his son playing ball at the next level?
"The dad in me says, 'Sure, Tyler is a college prospect,'" Paul said. "The coach in me says, 'Well, those are the kind of things you have to earn and not hope for.'"
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