June 2, 2009

Gloster plans for summer decision

Olney (MD) Good Counsel outside linebacker Troy Gloster is no stranger to the recruiting process as he saw his brother Drew go through everything a couple years back. Now with 12 offers in hand he is taking what he had already learned and is applying everything to his recruitment.

One of the schools that he is learning about is Syracuse. The Orange offered the three star product about a month ago and he was very pleased with the offer.

"I was excited. Actually one of my teammates from a couple years ago Cory Boatman goes to Syracuse. I was excited when I got the offer and I think it is a great opportunity, especially the chance to play with a former teammate."

Gloster, 6-foot-0, 215 pounds has seen a teammate head north to play for the Orange and he has been keeping tabs on the school.

"I have kept up with Syracuse both basketball and football over the years and I am aware of Ernie Davis going there and they have some good tradition, Jim Brown. The past couple of years I know have been some down years and now they are working back up. I was excited about the offer and it is a great commute up there and I am excited about the offer."

When it comes to the reason the Orange offered the word versatile has come up as well as the phrase hard working.

"They said that I am versatile and that I would fit the scheme perfectly. They also think that I am a hard worker and they said that they love the way I come off of the edge blitzing."

On Rivals.com Gloster is listed as an outside linebacker, but he feels that could change if he were to go to Syracuse.

"Syracuse is looking at me for linebacker," Gloster said. "They never said specifically which position, but right now at my school I play the WILL outside linebacker position. I am assuming maybe the same thing, but I think I am versatile enough to play inside or outside."

With 12 offers in hand have any leaders started to stick out for Gloster?

"I would not say that I have a top five, right now I am just looking to take a few visits during the summer and hopefully I will make my decision sometime before the season."

Even though he has yet to name any leaders Gloster did talk about his interest level in the Orange.

"I would say that everybody is medium right now. I still receive mail from them, so I am hoping to get up there for a visit to Syracuse sometime this summer. I am just taking everything slow and I am making sure that I gather the most information that I can."

Those 12 offers might not be the only ones he receives as the linebacker prospect thinks a few big time schools are on the verge of offering.

"I think Wake Forest; they have been to my school a few times. Ohio State and Tennessee have been around as well."

The Gloster family already has one member playing division one football and if there is one player the younger Gloster wants to play with it is his older brother.

"If there is anybody in college I would like to play with it would be my brother. He plays at Maryland and he is going to be a redshirt junior this upcoming year. We have a great relationship and we have joked around about maybe playing together. At the same time he wants me to do what is best for me and make the decision that is best for me."

During his junior season Gloster posted 60 tackles and nine sacks.

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