November 22, 2008

2010 LB Gloster seeks championship

Olney (Md.) Good Counsel linebacker Troy Gloster has a lot to look forward to in his future. He already holds an offer from Boston College, so he knows he will have the opportunity to play college football at a high level. He's only a junior, so he can look forward to another season of high school ball.

All of that has Gloster excited, but winning the state championship is his primary concern right now.

This Saturday, Good Counsel takes on DeMatha in what should be an emotionally-charged match-up for all involved. The two teams are very familiar with one another, and Gloster is taking it as seriously as any game he has ever played in.

"We actually have the championship this Saturday," he said. "We're playing DeMatha at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. This will be like the fifth time playing each other in the championship in the last five years.

"We beat them in the regular season game that was televised by ESPN. For us to win our offense, defense and special teams all have to have good games. In the first game we jumped on them quick and got up 28-0 in the first quarter."

On the year Gloster has recorded 40 tackles and seven sacks.

"I feel like I've been very productive. I think I've done pretty well, considering we have Jelani Jenkins and Chris Pitsenberger at linebacker. Coming off the edge there's only a certain amount of plays you can make."

While Boston College was the first school to offer Gloster, recruiting recently picked up. He received an offer from a west coast school that he thinks very highly of.

"I actually just got an offer from Stanford a few days ago. I'm interested in any school willing to take a shot on me and offer me this year. I have a lot of respect for anyone that does that.

"My teammate Louis Young has actually verbally committed to them so I might take a visit out there sometime this winter."

While more schools will undoubtedly jump into the mix, Boston College did themselves a huge favor by offering Gloster his first scholarship.

"I'll definitely take a visit to Boston College sometime in the winter. I don't play any winter sports so I'll be able to. I've heard it's a really nice school. Considering it was my first offer I have a lot of respect for them. They're willing to take a shot on me."

Gloster said he has also been hearing from UConn, Pitt, Virginia, Maryland and Michigan State, to name a few. He plans on sending more game film to coaches after the season.

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