More than a month and a half after Steve Sarkisian was announced as the new Texas Longhorns head coach, Sarkisian now has his Director of Player Personnel by hiring Billy Glasscock away from the North Carolina State Wolfpack, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.
SOURCE: NC State’s Billy Glasscock has accepted the job to be #Texas' director of player personnel. Before joining the Wolfpack program, he was at the University of Minnesota, where he was the director of recruiting operations.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 19, 2021
Glasscock confirmed the hire several hours later.
All Gas. No Brakes. pic.twitter.com/coSxvSN7iK— Billy Glasscock (@BillyGlasscock4) February 19, 2021
Sarkisian initially targeted South Carolina Director of Player Personnel to fill the same role on the Forty Acres, but after Tennessee fired Jeremy Pruitt, the connection of Hughes to the Volunteers program and the alleged recruiting violations by Pruitt’s staff in Knoxville ultimately caused the Longhorns to move in a different direction. Hughes recently accepted a role on Urban Meyer’s staff with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Glasscock started his career as a coach in the junior college ranks, spending time at Arizona Western and Joliet Junior College before serving as a recruiting operations assistant and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Northern Illinois for two years. In 2011, Glasscock followed Jerry Kill from Northern Illinois to Minnesota to serve as the Director of Recruiting Operations. National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming named Glasscock one of five national Director of Recruiting Operations of the Year.
Three years later, Glasscock became the Director of Player Personnel for North Carolina State, overseeing the recruiting staff and directing all recruiting activities.
When Glasscock was first connected to the Texas job earlier in the week, 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong classified Glasscock as one of the best in the business due to his ability to organize, evaluate, and recruit.
At Minnesota, Glasscock helped identify 10 future NFL draft picks who didn’t have any other Power Five offers, including walk-on linebacker Blake Cashman, who went in the fifth round.
But Glasscock also excelled in that third area, too — recruiting, helping to land some of the highest-rated players to sign with Minnesota and North Carolina State.