Gholston Speaks On His Recruitment

Detroit Southeastern's William Gholston is one of the top defensive line prospects in the Midwest. Gholston has received over 25 scholarship offers and is expecting to see that number rise in the coming months. Bill Greene has more on this exciting prospect.

Detroit Southeastern defensive end prospect William Gholston is one of the more highly sought after prospects in the Midwest. Gholston holds over 25 scholarship offers, including Florida, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, and others.

Gholston, 6-7 and 245 pounds, recently competed in the BadgerSport Skills Passing Camp in Columbus, Ohio. He took some time to discuss his recruitment during a break in the camp.

"Recruiting is going really well and I'm enjoying it so far," Gholston explained. "Things are really picking up and it seems like I'm getting more attention in the past couple of weeks. I have over 20 offers and I consider all of them big. I have offers from the Big Ten, SEC and Big East schools."

Gholston has been offered by both Michigan and Michigan State, and he discussed the possibility of leaving the state to play college football.

"Distance isn't a problem for me at all," he stated. "I like both Michigan and Michigan State a lot, but I'm really just looking for the best fit right now. If the right fit means going far from home, then that's the way it will be."

William is a second cousin to former Ohio State, and current New York Jet, star defensive end Vernon Gholston.

"Vern was a great player at Ohio State and I loved the intensity he showed on the field," he said. "I would love to be offered by Ohio State, but so far that hasn't happened. I haven't really had too much contact with Ohio State, so it's hard to say where things stand right now."

Gholston has taken a few unofficial visits and has been impressed by what he has seen.

"I've been to both Michigan and Michigan State of the in-state schools, and I've also been to Wisconsin," Gholston said. "I have to say I've been impressed with each school I've seen. I have some visits planned this summer. I want to visit Tennessee, Miami of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and LSU."

Gholston isn't sure when he will make his final choice, but he knows what type of program he's looking for.

"I think it's too early to say when I will make my decision," he stressed. "I might do it during my senior season, but probably not before that. I just want to find the school that I feel most comfortable with. I'm going to be there for four years, so it has to be the place where I fit in the best. Most schools are recruiting me as a linebacker or a stand-up defensive end. The scheme of the defense will be important to me, as will the academic opportunities. I know I'm in a good position and the right choice will come to me in time."


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