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Paul and Michelle Glynn will be receiving a lot of phone calls over the next four years now that second-oldest son Peyton is entering Murray High School in Murray, Ky.
Peyton played quarterback, running and receiver for the Murray Middle School team, and also was a valuable player on special teams.
"I had high expectations for this past year," Peyton said."I worked hard and was always putting in the work to reach my goals."
Peyton accounted for 143 all-purpose yards per game, averaging 11.7 yards per carry, while scoring 18 touchdowns.
Defensively, Peyton excelled at defensive back.
The Murray Middle School Tigers finished 7-2 record (the two losses were against out of conference state semi-finalists), and went we undefeated in theirconference.
Murray defeated Russellville in the first round of the middle school state playoffs, 41-6. Russellville was the state runner-up last year. Murray lost in the second round to state power Owensboro Catholic in a game played at Murray State University.
Peyton was named All-Conference First Team. He was selected to the Kentucky Middle School All-Star Team where his West team defeated the East in a game at Kentucky State University.
The 5-foot-9, 141-pound Peyton was selected to the All-State team as a receiver.
"I like catching the ball, but I think my favorite is carrying the football," Peyton said.
Peyton received an invitation to participate in a FBU (football university) camp in Nashville, TN. He was the standout youth receiver and drew much praise from coaches: Billy "White Shoes" Johnson and Nate Poole, both former NFL starters and coaches.
Peyton received an invitation to compete in the TOP GUN activities in Williamsburg, Va. next week.
In track and field, Peyton competed on the middle school and varsity track teams.
The middle school team won every invitational meet enteredand the boys were the middle school state runner-up team.
At the state middle school track meet, Peyton won the javelin with a throw of 131' 9", just missing the state record by 16 inches. He also competed on the 4 x 100 relay (2nd), 4 x 200 relay (2nd) and 100 meter dash (4th).
Among his personal bests for the middle school was a throw os 131 feet, 9 inches in the javelin, running am 11.64 in the 100-meters, a 23.94 in the 200-meters, leaping 18 feet in the long jump and 37 feet, 8 inches in the triple jump, which ranked as tops in the state for most of the season. He could not compete in the triple jump at State because he was participating in the javelin.
Murray's high school team was regional runner-up. Peyton qualified for the high school state meet in three events --100 meter dash (11.63), 4 x 100 relay (5th place) and 4 x 200 relay. He was also on the 4 x 200 meter realy team that broke the school record.
Peyton was told he will be quarterback for the freshman team and also play wide receiver for the varsity squad and return kicks.
"I'm very excited about moving up to varsity," he said.
He's also looking down the road at playing at the next level.
"I think about it a lot," he said. "I am trying to get my name out thereon recruiting boards. The earlier you do that, the better."
Peyton said he would love to play college football and his top two choices now are LSU and TCU. "I've been working on my speed and I am going to concentrate more on bulking up more."
Despite scholarship offers from the University of Connecticut, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Monroe, Glynn is following a lifelong dream of playing football at LSU.
Tyler Glynn was a preferred walk-on at LSU, turning down scholarship offers at
University of Connecticut, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Monroe.
Peyton said Tyler worked out with their dad, Paul, quite a bit. Paul graduated from Huntington School in 1984 and has coached basketball at Huntington and Monterey High School.
Paul coached at Monterey High from 1992 to 1999 and at Huntington in 1988-1989; 1990-1991; and 2000-2001.
"Tyler did a lot of work with our dad and attended USTF and the Junior Olympics," Peyton said. "That helps me and also my dad because he knows exactly what to do to try and help me get a lot faster."
Peyton also was outstanding in the classroom, finishing middle school with a 3.8 grade point average, completing Algebra I, receiving the President's Award for Educational Excellence (signed by President Barack Obama); posting perfect score son his science and reading state Explore Test and was selected Outstanding Science Student for the 8th grade.
"I think that academics are most important of all because one day you are not going to be able to play football, so I think education is key," Peyton said. It's like my dad told me, if I can earn a living doing football that's great, but if that doesn't work out, and even if I do make it, you need something to fall back on. He has always told me you will make your money using your head, so i take academics very highly."
And just to show his talents did not stop there, Peyton won the school's annual talent show with a dance routine that combined break dancing with dubstep.
"I really like it here," Peyton said. "I'm looking forward to another year and will continue working hard to reach my goals."
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