Prep DE gets in-home from Doba

WASHINGTON STATE head man Bill Doba was in the Southern California area yesterday out on the recruiting trail. One of the prospects he was there to see was prep defensive end Dominic Glover out of Mission Viejo, Calif., about 30 minutes south of Anaheim. The 6-4, 240-pounder is rated one of the top 50 prep defensive end prospects in the country, and he holds a WSU offer and visit date.

Glover and Doba, along with d-ends coach Marty Long and area recruiting coach George Yarno, had a good visit on Wednesday, Glover said.

"The head coach, the offensive line coach and the defensive line coach all came by. Yarno is an awesome guy, I like talking to him. It was a really good visit," said Glover.

Glover's official trip to Washington State is scheduled for a week from tomorrow.

"I like Washington State a lot, I love the way that their defense plays. The school is cool, it's a cool college town, it's a really good environment," said Glover.

The only trip Glover has taken so far is to Oregon, saying it went very well and that the Ducks are right up there.

"But I can't really compare them to anything yet. It was a really good trip and I'm really excited about Oregon, though...Everybody puts their best foot forward but it's what you see that will make the (difference) and I've just seen the best foot of Oregon," said Glover.

Academics will play a large role in his decision, he said.

"My parents have left it up to me, saying whatever school I think is best. The school itself, and if it's a strong academic school, if my major (possibly Psychology or Biology) is a strong major there, how strong the academic support system is -- stuff like that is big," said Glover. "Oregon just kind of touched on it but I just talked to the coaches about it more (Monday) because on the trip they want you to see all the plus side of things and not so much more about the academics.

"Team chemistry, the scheme, if it's going to be good senior leadership throughout, if it's going to be a winning team, if I get along really well with my position coach -- all of that stuff will play a factor," said Glover.

The Cougs were not the only ones getting some face time with Glover this week. Oregon and Oregon State have also stopped by, the Ducks on Monday and OSU on Wednesday.

"I actually just had a visit with Oregon State, it went really good. Oregon State brought their defensive line coach (Joe Seumalo) over. They answered a lot of questions my parents had about the school. My visit with them is for the 2nd, and my visit to Colorado is for this weekend."

Academically, Glover is in fine shape having easily achieved a qualifying score on the SAT.

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