Top TE/WR narrows the field to three

The cuts have been made. Drew Gloster is up to 23 offers and his list has been narrowed to a top three. All three schools to him have their advantages, but it seems that one factor, the "X" factor could be distance. So who made the cut for Drew Gloster?

The saying goes, 'no rest for the wicked.' Well, maybe it should have said no rest for football players. Since school has let out, Drew Gloster and his teammates at Damascus (Md.) Good Counsel have been doing nothing but getting ready for school and football to start again.

"Basically my football team has been lifting and running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday," Gloster said. "We lift for about an hour and run for about an hour. We've been playing in seven on seven passing leagues getting our passing game a little more crisp."

The time this summer will be dedicated to his workouts and conditioning. He has taken in a couple of camps and combines where he performed very well and was able to get a feeling of the pressure of working out with dozens of important eyes on you watching all of your movements.

"I am done with camps and combines. I went to the Nike camp and I was invited to the Elite combine. I think that my SPARQ rating was pretty high. I had a 78.1. I think that I did pretty well at Nike."

"It was kind of difficult at Nike having all of the college coaches watching me, but at the Elite combine I was able to step it up a little more because I had adapted to the college coaches watching me."

"At the Elite combine I ran a 4.53 40-yard dash, I had a 90 broad jump, my shuttle was a 4.33 and I think that I did well in the one on one drills. I measured in at 6-foot-3 and 218. I weighed myself the other day and I was 223."

The hard work and the camps have all paid off as Gloster had over 20 offers including an offer from Nebraska before he decided to trim his list. "I am up to 23 offers. I narrowed it down to three. It's down to Miami, Virginia Tech and Florida."

Gloster had this to say about Miami, "Most kids dream to go to Miami. They like tall, athletic tight ends. They have great coaches, great facilities and they are in the ACC now."

At Virginia Tech, Drew could be closer to home than at his other two favorites. "I believe that is a win-win situation for me. Out of the three it's closest to home at only a three and a half hour drive. They are also in the ACC. The quarterback situation at Virginia Tech is great right now."

The new head coach at Florida stood out to Gloster. "When I met Coach Meyers he made a great impression on me. He blew away me and my teammate Akeem Hebron. He was talking to us about how he doesn't just want his players to become better ballplayers, but how he wants them to become better people."

It's becoming increasingly more frequent that you see teammates offered by the same school. Gloster and his teammate Akeem Hebron have discussed their options together and about the possibility that they could play together in college. "Akeem and I have talked about playing ball together in college. We have talked about it a lot. We talked about it last night. Right now he is looking at Georgia and Florida."

When it all comes down to a decision for Gloster all things might be even. At that point you may see more of an influence for him then to look at distance and the comfort of knowing people at one school versus two schools that are further away.

"To be honest, I would probably have to say yes. If I was all the way down in Florida I wouldn't have the same support system that I have in being closer to home and I know people at Virginia Tech.


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