by Andy Hilton, recruit757
For Princess Anne linebacker Aaron Glover, “Aloha” means goodbye and hello. Hello to Assistant Coach Daronte’ Jones, who visited the Glover family last night and confirmed an official visit to the University in January. Goodbye to Aaron, who’s locked in his verbal commitment to the Warriors and will be leaving this summer, bound for America’s 50th state and a college football career in America’s paradise.
Coach Jones visited The 757 to confirm Glover’s commitment, and the details of the official visit. The coach also extended scholarship offers to a select few players that could bolster future recruiting classes at Hawaii. Class of 2013 wide receiver Kwamane Bowens is already there, and Glover’s commitment gives the university two commitments out of the area in two years. We’ll cover the other offers made to local players in other articles to be released today.
Aaron’s father, Deon Glover, explained that he will be joining Aaron on his official visit to the University of Hawaii on the weekend of January 17. That’s a long weekend over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and it gives time for the Glovers to make the long ride out to the islands and back. By rule, Aaron’s entire trip is covered for the official visit. Deon will have to pay for his own airfare.
“It’s truly a blessing. God is good,” said Deon on Friday morning after the visit from Coach Jones the day before. “We sat down with Coach Jones and talked about the school, the football program, and Aaron. We also got to talk to Head Coach Norm Chow over the phone. They’re really excited to have Aaron at Hawaii.”
Aaron Glover is the first player from Princess Anne to make a college commitment for football out of the current senior class. His cousin, Jordan Glover, who’s a defensive back and wide receiver at P.A., has gotten interest from several colleges and shouldn’t be too far behind him. Jordan holds no offers at this point, but is getting heavy interest from VMI and Navy, while Liberty, Bucknell, and Norfolk State are also in the mix. Hawaii is an outside possibility as well. The Warriors coaching staff showed heavy interest in Jordan over the summer, but an influx of JUCO transfers may blunt Jordan’s shot at joining his cousin Aaron at the school. Several smaller schools are also hot on Jordan’s trail, including Christopher Newport and Ferrum.
– Andy Hilton