KU transfer kicker Grant Glasgow seeking a fresh start at Montana

photo by: Grant Glasgow/Twitter

Grant Glasgow is headed to Montana next fall. The LHS product spent his redshirt freshman season at Kansas before entering the transfer portal in April.

Kansas transfer kicker Grant Glasgow is headed for Montana, committing with the Grizzlies earlier this month after entering the transfer portal in April. The Lawrence native didn’t see action as a redshirt freshman at KU.

Entering the portal in April, Glasgow looked to former professional kicker Nick Novak for his next move. Novak recommended 17th-year Montana head coach Bobby Hauck for a sit-down and Glasgow took a campus visit to Missoula soon after.

“It’s kind of rare to talk to a head coach through the recruiting process and you’re usually talking to position coaches a lot,” Glasgow said. “It was awesome to be able to talk to him. He related to me a lot when it came to finding a place that was holistically fitting me.”

Retaining four years of eligibility, Glasgow scheduled visits to South Dakota and Georgia State before eventually picking Montana.

Playing football and soccer at Lawrence High, Glasgow cleared 8 of 9 field goals and finished his senior season 48 of 50 from the PAT marker. His final year at LHS saw the arrival of Clint Bowen, former KU assistant from 2012 to 2019, as the school’s new head football coach.

Sticking around his hometown in year one at KU, Glasgow learned the value of competition in the special teams’ department. He pinpointed returning junior kicker Tabor Allen, the Jayhawks’ touchback leader last season, for showing him the ropes.

“Learning from (Allen) was really cool,” Glasgow said. “Competing with field goals daily and getting a lot of reps, I think that was something really positive. I really feel like this year taught me discipline and consistency.”

Glasgow will be joining a Montana program that finished 8-5 (4-4, 6th in Big Sky) with a second-round 49-26 loss to North Dakota State in the D-I FCS Football Championship.

Picking the Grizzlies after close conversations with his parents, Glasgow settled on an option that doesn’t close the door on leaving football entirely after college. He’s currently pursuing a degree in exercise science.

“After I took my Montana visit, I was kind of set because it fit me all around as a person,” Glasgow said.

“Whether it be religiously, and just all the activities outside of football. There’s a bunch of stuff you can do outside of football and the academics are good, as well. I just fell in love with the coaches and the environment.”


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