Roury Glanton has a noticeable presence at inside linebacker for the Carrollton Trojans who possesses tremendous strength, explosiveness and great lateral quickness. Combine these skills with football instincts and aggressiveness, and you have a player that your wide receiver would not want to go across the middle on.
The 6-foot-1, 220 pound junior has had a remarkable two-year stretch that has logged 212 tackles, including 16 for loss and five sacks. This sort of production has helped to gain interest from various SEC schools including Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn and Georgia.
Glanton’s talents are packaged with a young man that is down-to-earth and respectful. Carrollton head coach Ed Dudley described his middle linebacker as a team player that is personable with teammates and an outgoing individual. That description of Roury can also be directed to the Trojans’ defensive coordinator, who happens to be the linebacker’s father.
Ronnie Glanton was a four-year starter at defensive tackle for the University of West Alabama culminating in Division II All-American honors during his senior season. After the end of his time with the Tigers, he played two years in the Canadian Football League.
The junior’s athleticism is not limited to just the gridiron as Glanton proved in the spring when brought tremendous thump to the Carrollton baseball team. His bat played a tremendous role in helping the Trojans put together a spectacular season, culminating in a state championship win over Crisp County.
Despite the whirlwind of activity that Glanton takes part in from playing both football and baseball, schoolwork remains a top priority. Glanton currently holds a 3.7 grade point average and takes part in the National Honors Society. Church also plays a big role in the multi-sport athlete’s life as he regularly volunteers at his church, Midway Baptist.
The young man is focused on the goals lying ahead of him without getting caught up in the hoopla going on around him. Combine that with his incredible skill and it could spell success for Glanton.