Many of the members of South Carolina Shrine Bowl team are still in the midst of their recruitment currently. One team member who is glad to have that task in his rear view mirror is tight end Alex Glover of Wando High School. Glover gave his verbal commitment to The Citadel ago and says having that decision made has made life a lot easier during the rest of his senior year.
"It definitely is a relief having already made my decision. I can just focus on playing now," Glover told SCPrepNation.com.
"Looking at the roster the defense is stacked with good players and I'm excited to practice against the whole defense."
Making the Shrine Bowl team is something many high school players dream about growing up in the Palmetto State and Glover said he was no different. He also talked about his feelings once he learned he'd made the team.
"I was definitely thinking about it, but I knew that all I could do was play as hard as I could. Since it was something I really could not control. I was extremely excited. I didn't know that I had made it until after practice when Coach Noonan told the whole team. I'm really looking forward to meeting and getting to know the other players and coaches. I'm also looking forward to visiting the childrens hospital."
The Wando standout talked about his most drastic improvements since the end of his junior season to his abilities currently.
"I have improved my run blocking a lot since my team is primarily a running team."
Glover also talked about what his outlook is for the Shrine Bowl.
"I'm going to play hard, compete, and help out however I can to help my team win. I'm going to show up and give 100% and do what the coaching staff asks of me."