May 5, 2010

Foley prospect with several offers

The Mobile, Ala. region is one of the most talented spots in the southeast for football prospects. Mobile, along with its gulf coast neighbors, is teeming with future college football players, so much so that sometimes elite prospects can get overlooked. Foley (Ala.) High School defensive end Dre'Shon McGaster may have been overlooked before but not anymore.

Already with spring practice over, McGaster has made a strong impression on some college coaches and recently, he has seen his stock rise dramatically with several recent offers rolling in.

"The first offer was the University of Memphis," McGaster said. "That came in like a month ago. I loved it. When I first got it I was happy. I was showing my family and all that."

That offer was followed by Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Louisiana Tech and Florida International.

"Ole Miss it just shocked me because that's a big school," he said of the offers. "Texas Tech shocked me too."

At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, McGaster is an athletic defensive end prospect who has the athleticism to end up at linebacker as well. Asked of his strengths, McGaster noted his versatility as well as his skills as a pass rusher.

"My strengths are bull rushing and pass rushing," he said. "Most colleges want me to play linebacker too. I think I can do both because when I was little I played linebacker and then in high school I moved to D-end and got better at that."

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