6-4, 220-pound Good Counsel (Wheaton, MD) WR/DE Drew Gloster certainly has excellent bloodlines on both sides of the family when it comes to playing football.
“My dad played in high school and he hit very hard,” Gloster said. “Talking to his older brother and talking to his dad, they said he was an animal. My grandfather on my mom’s side – his name is Sandy Stevens – played for Minnesota and was the first black All-American quarterback. So I guess you could say I get my talents from them.”
Gloster is a talented player on both sides of the ball for head coach Bob Milloy. As a junior, Gloster, a good athlete who plays basketball as well, had 25 catches for 362 yards and two touchdowns. His longest catch was for 52 yards. Defensively, he had 24 tackles with two sacks.
“He plays wide receiver but he also started at defensive end,” Milloy said. “We run a 5-2 and he’s an up-field defensive end. He’s a two-year starter for us like Akeem. He doesn’t have great receiving statistics because our passing game wasn’t that good last year. One thing is that he has terrific hands and he did run a kick-off back for a touchdown last year.”
With his size and athleticism, Gloster could potentially play any number of positions on the next level. Possibilities include wide receiver, tight end, defensive end or linebacker. Gloster believes he could also be an effective h-back similar to Vernon Davis at the University of Maryland. Although he would like to play on offense, Gloster just wants to play on the next level.
“Whatever it takes really to get me to the next level,” Gloster said. “I would prefer to play to play wide receiver or tight end because I love to make the big catches, but if they need me to play defensive end or linebacker I would play those as well.”
Two Division 1-A programs have come in with scholarship offers. Penn State was the first to offer, with Michigan State coming in this week.
“I’m very excited,” said Gloster, who is a good student with a 3.0 grade point average. “I’ve been waiting for these offers for a while now. Akeem was the first one to get offers on our team and I’ve been waiting for my offers, so I’m very excited. I’m going to wait it out and see what else I get, but if I had to choose from those two schools then I would be able to choose. I’d be pretty excited.”
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