In-state tight end, 2 others pick Terps

College football


The Maryland football team received three oral commitments over the weekend, including one from a highly touted in-state tight end, the players' high school coaches each confirmed yesterday.

Drew Gloster, a 6-foot-2 wide receiver/tight end from Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, told the coaching staff Sunday that he would attend Maryland. Should current junior tight end Vernon Davis decide to enter the NFL draft early, Gloster could play right away. The recruiting Web site gave Gloster four out of five stars. His coach, Bob Milloy, said Gloster was also considering Virginia Tech, Georgia, Florida and Miami.

Brian Whitmore, a three-star defensive end/tackle from Oscar F. Smith High School in Chesapeake, Va., also committed Sunday, along with quarterback Jamarr Robinson from Myers Park in Charlotte, N.C.

Whitmore had 12 sacks as a senior and played both ways. According to, he also had offers from Florida, Miami, Penn State and Virginia Tech.

Gloster said he talked with Davis on numerous occasions over the past year and had lunch with him Friday. Gloster said Davis told him he was "seriously thinking about" entering the draft.

"With him going to the NFL and entering the draft, that opens a big door for me or anybody else to be that next guy and fill in for Vernon," Gloster said.

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