VERBAL: Glover finds right fit in Corvallis

DOMINIC GLOVER PRETTY much knew before his trip to Corvallis this past weekend he was ready to be a Beaver. And although schools were popping out of the woodwork this past week, for the one-time Oregon Duck and current Saddleback JC defensive end, the visit to OSU only served to reinforce in his mind that it was time to make it official that he was Oregon State-bound.

Dominic Glover is not on the small side, he checks in at 6-5, 270 pounds. He'll line up at d-end for the Beavers and Mike Riley.

"I'm going to Oregon State," said Glover. "I went up there this weekend, they had been recruiting me for a while. I know coach Riley and my d-line coach, coach (Joe) Seumalo very well. They recruited me in high school. So I went up there and had a great trip. I just wanted to meet the player first, and the players were awesome."

GLOVER SAID once he got the Beaver offer, his recruitment was effectively over.

"They offered me back in November. I had no other offers but I didn't pursue any other schools... and a lot of schools have come on even this week and are still trying to get me to come take a trip who haven't offered me. But I just told all the other D-I coaches, 'I'm going to Oregon State.' And this is where I'm going to stay, this is where I'm going to finish out my college career," said Glover.

What was it about Oregon State that let him know with such certainty it was the right place for him?

"There's tons of things. The coaches are phenomenal. I know the d-line coach there can help take me to the next level and elevate my game play. I know Riley is going to be there for a long time. Stability with the coaches really meant a lot for me this time around. My coach at Oregon got fired and I don't want to go through the firing of a coach again. The first time I talked to Oregon State, I knew it was going to be them," said Glover.

GLOVER WILL ARRIVE at OSU with 2-to-play-2. He originally signed with Oregon and redshirted his first year and was injured all of his second. In 2009, he went the JC route and is now poised to get back to cracking helmets in the Pac-10.

"I played d-tackle at Oregon my last year there during the spring game. But Oregon State is just talking d-end, they don't need me at d-tackle, they've got Stephen Paea. He was my host this weekend, and he's a great guy. The play of a good defensive tackle just coincides with the play of a good defensive end," said Glover.

GLOVER SAID HE'LL finish up his JC coursework this spring and arrive in Corvallis shortly thereafter.

"I finish in May and I'm going to go up and be at Oregon State at the end of May," said Glover. "I'm excited to get a second opportunity. A lot of kids don't do this, they kind of fade away or quit playing football. I'm excited to get out there and prove my worth."

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