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Steelers pre-draft visits: LB Glen Stanley has private workout scheduled

A rough road leads to good things. Albany State's Glen Stanley has taken the rough road throughout his collegiate career, and perhaps that helped him get a workout with the Steelers.

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There's adversity, and then there's the road Albany State linebacker Glen Stanley took to finish out his collegiate eligibility. Perhaps that adversity is part of the reason the Steelers have scheduled a private workout with Stanley, according to NFL Draft Diamonds.

He attended five different schools. eventually landing with Albany State, a small black college in Georgia. He played a season at Bowling Green, transferred to a junior college in Arizona, where he was considered one of the top recruits in the country. He then committed to Tennessee, only to change that when head coach Lane Kiffin accepted the same position at USC. He requested a transfer due to the sanctions handed down on the Trojans' program, and eventually was given one. From there, he ended up practicing with Florida State, and was considered to be one of the Seminoles' top defensive signings.

He ended up becoming ineligible academically at Florida State, forcing his transfer to Division II West Texas A&M, playing one season there before leaving, and just living in Florida, training on his own and taking classes, according to the Albany Herald.

From there, he signed on to play for Clark Atlanta University, but after the coach was fired, he ended up at Albany State. He only played half of his final season there, missing five games with high blood pressure (possibly caused by his experiences in finding a school to attend).

Then, on top of that, Albany State cancelled its pro day, according to NFL Draft Diamonds, leaving him in the lurch as far as showing scouts what he can do. Gathering his collegiate tape from everywhere he played would probably require 10 phone calls, and considering his story seems more like an urban myth than reality, the Steelers must know something about his ability if they're going to work him out.