Gloucester QB Isaiah Lester (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Class of 2020 QB Isaiah Lester commits to Frostburg State University
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Year three behind the helm for Gloucester head coach John Scalf was the most productive season he’s had in terms of wins while at Gloucester High School. The Dukes were able to win six games this past season which left them with a regular season record of 6-4. However, Cox also finished with a record of 6-4 edging out Gloucester for the final playoff spot in Region 5A.
The success accrued by the Dukes in 2019 came in part from every student-athlete taking the field under Coach Scalf continuing to buy into the leadership of the program. It also came from key players stepping up at the most opportune time to put Gloucester in a position of strength near the end of the regular season.
One of the Dukes’ key components on the season was starting quarterback Isaiah Lester (2020 QB/K 6-1 195). The Gloucester product – alongside prospects such as Kaleb Spencer, Jordan Mumsford, Julian Hogge, and Adam Eckstein – helped set the tone for the Dukes stellar play all season. Although he wasn’t widely recruited over the last four years, he was able to find a collegiate home last week committing to Frostburg State University.
“From the moment I stepped foot on campus and talked to the coaches I knew that I wanted to go there,” Lester told recruit757. “The coaches were very welcoming and gave me the feeling of family. I could tell they cared about their players and I really like that about them.”
Frostburg State was accepted into Division II back in July of 2019 as its 21 varsity programs linked up with the Mountain East Conference. Its acceptance ended a 41-year stay as a member in Division III. However, it was generous mix of academics and facilities that led Lester to committing to the Bobcats.
“I liked how the coaches hold their players to a high standard of excellence in the classroom and on the football field,” Lester stated. “And that was something that I included myself in. After that, it just a mix of the amazing football facilities and incredible academics that left me with no doubt.”
Lester has been recruited for his dual-threat capabilities and for what his was able to accomplish with his leg last season. The Gloucester product accumulated 1,111 passing yards and 11 touchdowns. He also added to six rushing touchdowns to his total. In the kicking department Lester connected on 13-of-14 point after attempts as well as four-of-five filed goals.
More importantly, it was his academics that heavily drew the attention of Frostburg. Lester currently holds a grad point average of 4.0, notched a 1230 on his SAT, and secured a 25 on his ACT.
– Brandon Mitchell