Mission Viejo (Calif.) defensive lineman Dominic Glover and his Diablo teammates are coming off of their first regular season loss in five seasons. In the meantime, his phone hasn't stopped ringing and the talented pass rusher said he's sure of two of the schools he'll visit.
Glover, 6-4, 235 pounds is one of the most intriguing prospects in the West this year. He picked up several early scholarship offers in the summer despite the fact that he didn't start a single game his junior year. Schools saw his natural size, strength and speed and loved his upside enough to put the offer on the table.
After three games this season, Glover has lived up to the hype and is playing like the national recruit he is. Against Mater Dei this past weekend, Glover went head to head all game long with arguably the state's top junior OL prospect in Khaled Holmes.
"He's a great player," Glover said. "I beat him a couple of times and he got me a couple of times. It was great competition and that's what I live for, that's what I play football for. I wouldn't want it any other way and I would love the chance to play Mater Dei again.
"After the game, I think we all were kind of in shock. It had been so long since we lost in the regular season, we really didn't know how to react."
On the recruiting front, Glover is up to 11 scholarship offers but is putting off taking any of his visits until after the season.
"The whole Pac 10 minus USC has called me this month," Glover said. "I've also heard from the schools outside the region that have offered like LSU, Mississippi, Utah and Colorado. My Pac 10 offers are Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, Arizona and Arizona State.
"I want to take all five of my trips but I can't take them until December and January when our season is over. Two I for sure plan on taking are to Oregon and Mississippi. I really like Oregon a lot. They're playing well and I heard great things about the campus and facilities.
"Mississippi was my first offer and I like the coaches over there a lot as well. Distance isn't a factor for me. I'm from Utah so I'm not attached to any one place really. I just want a winning tradition where the players are used to winning, where I get along well with the coaches and where I can get a great education. I want to major in Business or Marine Biology so that will play a role as well."