Central's Drost drawing recruiting interest

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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 3:27 pm

If the seeding holds true, Jeb Drost's weekend plans will be altered.

The Central senior offensive tackle is slated to visit Kansas State this Saturday, but if the third-seeded Indians take care of business against sixth-seeded Oak Park on Thursday in the Class 4 District 8 playoffs, Drost will have a practice to attend instead.

The K-State visit is the first of two Division I trips for Drost, who also plans to go to Denton, Texas to look at North Texas on Nov. 9.

"It has been an awesome experience, and seeing the difference between high schools and Division I is night and day," said Drost, who visited two other Division I schools this past summer -- Iowa and Northern Illinois.

The 6-foot-5, 300 pound lineman -- who runs a 5.5 40-yard dash -- has picked up more interest as the season progressed. This is also the first time the senior has been healthy since joining varsity as a sophomore.

In 2011, Drost broke his hand, and last year, he tore cartilage in his knee, which needed surgery and caused him to miss five games. Another injury cropped up this season for Drost, but he has played through it. 

During the City Jamboree in late August, Drost sustained an injury to his wrist in what is described as a skateboarding-type injury which happens when someone falls and uses their hands to brace the fall. On a block, Drost injured his right wrist when falling into a pile after a rushing attempt.

While he has no official offers, Drost did receive a chance to walk on at Iowa. Other schools that have expressed interest include Northern Illinois, Missouri Western and Northwest Missouri State.

"I'm hoping to go D-I, but it has to be the right fit," said Drost, who plans on majoring in engineering.

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