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Kaleb Glenn impressed by Chris Mack’s early morning gym visit

Kaleb Glenn during a recent open gym workout (Photo: Michael McCammon, 247Sports)

Louisville Male High 2023 prospect Kaleb Glenn has a daily routine. It’s a routine that begins hours before the rest of the students at his school show up for the day. He arrives at the school and is in the gym for a workout each weekday by 4:45am and spends nearly two hours working to improve his game.

“When you got that kind of work ethic, your ceiling is really high,” Male High head coach Tim Haworth said. “He has the 6-foot-7 frame, he’s strong, and his skill set has gone to another level.”

On Thursday morning, Glenn had a guest visit the gym. UofL head coach Chris Mack made the hometown prospect his first priority on a day that took him to multiple schools.

“It was a good feeling, because it was five in the morning,” Glenn told Cardinal Authority. “Not a lot of people are going to wake up that early for a kid. I definitely felt good about it. We chatted about my workout and me coming over there to visit in a couple weeks. It was all good stuff.”

Mack’s presence at the early morning workout was a special moment for the rising talent.

“It means a lot to have Coach Mack in here, especially because it was so early,” Haworth said. “To have him in there at 4:45 in the morning, that was pretty special for Kaleb.”

Mack and his staff have made Glenn a priority in the 2023 class. He’s already made multiple unofficial visits at Louisville and he communicates with the head coach frequently.

“Me and him have a real good relationship,” Glenn said. “We talk all the time, FaceTime all the time. He likes that I’m a hard worker, that I’m relentless, and how I can play different positions. That I’m versatile, so that I could help their team in different ways.”

Rated as the prospect No. 38 nationally in the 247Sports Composite, interest in Glenn climbed throughout the summer AAU season. By the time the busy schedule ended, Glenn had double-digit scholarship offers, including ones that represent all Power 5 conferences.

“It was definitely a tough grind,” Glenn said of the AAU stretch. “Gone every week. It definitely took a toll on me mentally, but I pushed through. The attention increased a lot because a lot of schools got to see me play and then picked their interest in me.”

Glenn trimmed his list of options down to four favorites late last month, with Louisville joined by Indiana, Texas A&M and Tennessee. He wants to visit each of his favorites before zeroing in on his eventual choice. His commitment may come “somewhere around mid-October.”

He has a trip to Texas A&M set for October and his official visit with the Cardinals is scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 17, which coincides with the annual Louisville Live event. Glenn will also make an unofficial visit at Louisville on Saturday evening for the football team’s home opener.

“I just want to get to know the players and get to know how they like it at Louisville,” Glenn said. “Also, get a grasp on the atmosphere too. It could be a spot that I could go to in the future, so I want to know what it’s like.”

He garnered Freshman All-American second-team honors by MaxPreps following a freshman season that saw him average a double-double of 13.4 points and 10.1 rebounds for a 32-4 Bulldogs squad.  His sophomore campaign saw Male finish at 8-3 after having seven games canceled due to state-mandated COVID 19 protocols, but he still averaged another double-double of 20.5 points and 12.6 rebounds. Despite the shortened season, Glenn collected MaxPreps Sophomore All-American honorable mention accolades.