It certainly couldn't get much sweeter for the talent pool within the state of Maryland, considering nine players are a part of the Rivals250 just within the borders. That list could definitely not be left without the likes of talents such as Germantown (Md.) Good Counsel wide receiver Drew Gloster considering his endless surge in recruitment.
Offers, as if from day one, have been rolling in which can make narrowing down a list quite difficult. Gloster, the No. 7 rated overall prospect in the state and four-star prospect by Rivals.com, has plenty of family support to help him go about the decision process in a mature manner.
"The closer he gets to setting up visits, it seems he gets more nervous," Gloster's father Terry Gloster said. "Last night we sat down to discuss his top five schools. It's a process that we're trying to go through and also find the best time to make official visits."
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During the discussion, the five schools that were brought up by the 6-foot-2, 217-pound Gloster were Virginia Tech (Billy Hite) at the top followed by Georgia (David Johnson), Ohio State, Florida (Billy Gonzales), and Oklahoma (Brent Venables). However, two of those schools have not yet offered, presenting a problem.
"He has not received mail from Ohio State and Georgia but I think he likes Georgia because his friend Akeem Hebron went there and they would like to continue playing together," Gloster said. "I told him, if they really wanted you they would have sent you something by now."
With the Hokies as the clear cut No. 1, Gloster explained that his son felt comfortable there from day one.
"Drew went there for their junior day and really liked the setting of the place," Gloster said about his son. "He also wants to study architecture, which they have, and they're also a very close drive for us. It's nice to see your children on television, but if you can be there in person it's all the difference."
"It's important for all the people that have supported him over the years to be there to see him really succeed from the stands."
An early decision is not completely out of the picture, however Gloster's father wants to make sure that nothing is rushed and he steps foot on the campus of his final choice at least once before pulling the trigger.
"He needs to see the environment, meet his position coach, and really make sure that it's the place he wants to be at," Gloster said. "I also want to see if the coaches on that staff are like me in the respect that they want to motivate and push him just how we have here at home."
Gloster also mentioned that when that time comes, it will be a family decision. With official visit times coming up they will decide when and where their talented son will be visiting, along with Drew, to get the ball rolling.
"Before February, we will have the answer to the question of where he wants to go," he said. "He's worked hard for this, he's been working out for this, and we're trying to find the best thing for him."