#ALLIN the Family

Top student-athlete transfers to Oak


photo submitted by: Dwight McGlothern

While on an unofficial visit to the University of Oregon, junior Dwight McGlothern poses in the green and yellow threads. Head Coaches around the nation utilize this tactic to lure in potential recruits across the country.

Four-star duel-threat receiver and cornerback, junior Dwight McGlothern will finish his high school athletic and academic career as a Panther. This is McGlothern’s 2nd stint in the Houston area as he played his freshman and sophomore years at New Caney, a 5A school. McGlothern will make his transition into 6A as the 17th ranked player in the state of Texas.


“It was time for me and my family to move back down into the Klein area to pursue what was best for me,” McGlothern said. “I’m looking forward to my senior year at Oak, to build lasting relationships with the students and teachers. I want to be known as a great person around campus.”


McGlothern is being heavily recruited by top Power-5 conference teams like Alabama, Texas A&M, University of Southern California, and Ohio State, but says his favorite unofficial visit is the University of Oregon. Last year McGlothern played at Trinity Christian HS in Cedar Hill, Texas where they went undefeated, (14-0) and beat Regents to win the TAPPS Championship. McGlothern has similar expectations for his new home.


“We are going to win districts this year,” McGlothern said. “I’m just trying to ball out with 6A competition and make All-State.”


One factor that drew McGlothern to the Panthers, was the culture change Head Coach Jason Glenn has ushered in the past two seasons. Despite all the hype and buzz around Glenn’s newest student, he won’t let it shift focus from the approaching season and getting his team ready.


“I think the hardest thing about this would have to be adjusting to how we do things here: the standards and the culture that we have built here,” Glenn said. “I think if a kid is ‘all in’ then I think it will be easy for them to fit in, on and off the field.”


Defensive Coordinator Darrick Vaughn, who is entering his second season at the position, is experienced in handling hyped and star players. Vaughn attended Texas State University where he would be drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 7th round of the 2000 NFL draft. He was an all-pro return specialist, while being a defensive back as well. However, Vaughn shares Glenn’s philosophy and attitude regarding their newest player.


“Don’t get me wrong, Dwight is a great player, but we don’t get focused in on all the stars and hype,” Vaughn said. “We’re just looking for this gentleman to contribute to what the family has already done. Hopefully he can be an asset to us. No one single player will just dominate the entire game. He’ll fit in and we’ll just look to build from there.”


McGlothern’s first showing as a Panther will be at the spring ball game Friday, May 24 at 7:15 pm at the Klein Oak football field.