Maryland Receiver Names Leader

<P>PSU recruiting coordinator Mike McQueary recently stated that the Lions have offered approximately 20 prospects to date. Half of those offers appear to be made to Maryland athletes. The Nittany Lions have offered two teammates at Good Counsel High in Wheaton. featured linebacker Akeem Hebron recently. Now we bring you his teammate, Drew Gloster.

Gloster, a 6-foot-4, 215-pounds wideout, attended Penn State’s first junior day of the year back in February. The Nittany Lions have since offered Gloster a written scholarship.

“Penn State was tight, I really like it there,” Gloster said. “The facilities were nice, the stadium was huge, and the weight room was real big. The campus was all right. There weren’t a lot of people around at that time of year.”

Gloster also attended a junior day event at Maryland, what did he think about that trip?

“Marylan, I’ve seen it so many times, there’s nothing really new,” Gloster said. “Their jerseys are fresh; I like the Under Armour stuff.”

Penn State and Michigan State have stepped forward with offers while Virginia Tech, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Miami and Vanderbilt have all been showing interest in Gloster. The big wide receiver has already developed an early leader.

“I would say right now Penn State is my leader,” Gloster said.

In 2004, Gloster caught 29 passes for 392 yards and two touchdowns. He ran three times for 16 yards, and tallied 29 tackles and five sacks. Showing his versatility, he also ran back three kickoffs for 111 yards and a touchdown. Gloster earned second-team All-Conference and honorable-mention All-State honors.

According to Gloster, he has some good genetics, as well.

“My grandfather Sandy Stephens was the first African American QB in college at Minnesota in the ’60s,” Gloster said.

Gloster has a busy spring and summer planned. He has been invited to the Army All-American Regional Combine at Akron, Nike Combine at Penn State, Adidas Combine at Pittsburgh and Sports Weave Combine at West Virginia. He will also attend a few college camps.

“I’m going to the Maryland invite camp, Penn State position camp and the Ohio State camp,” Gloster said.

With a favorite named, and an offer in hand, can we expect a decision soon?

“I might wait it out and see what happens.” Gloster said. “I want to see which school fits me best.”


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