Germantown (Md.) Good Counsel wide receiver Drew Gloster has made his decision. After coming close to committing to Virginia Tech on a couple of occassions, the 6-foot-2, 217-pounder has decided to stay even closer to home.
"I committed to Maryland about an hour ago," said Gloster, who chose the Terps over Virginia Tech and more than 20 other offers. "It came down to comfort and I am really happy with the decision. I have been around Maryland football for awhile and I got a good feel for the coaches and the players. I also have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Vernon Davis who is one of the all-time best tight ends to play."
In fact, Gloster got to see his role each time he watched a Maryland game.
"It was a big difference for me to see how I'd be used," he said. "Each time I watched Vernon I knew how they used the tight end and how I'd fit in there. It's a great opportunity and Vernon is such a great player and someone to model my game after. I hope to gain around 20 pounds and get on the field early next year."
Gloster will help with other recruits in state as well.
"I hope Akeem Hebron comes with me," he said. "I've been talking to him about Maryland for a little bit and he's taking his official visit there next weekend. I'll probably go with him on that visit. I know he likes Georgia a lot, but Maryland provides a great opportunity as well. They're losing linebackers."
Gloster isn't as close to others, but he knows them.
"A lot of the guys in state know who I am and I know who they are," he said. "We've been to photo shoots and camps and combines together so we've talked a little bit. I'm hoping my commitment helps them come on board as well."
Gloster finished his senior season with 33 catches for 552 yards and six scores. He is ranked as the No. 26 wide receiver in the country but will obviously play tight end at Maryland.