So this week, Gilmore made his commitment, picking Oregon State.
"I committed on Thursday night," said Gilmore. "I told Coach (Brent) Brennan I was committing."
Then on Friday, he told the Beavers head coach, Mike Riley, he wanted to be a Beaver.
"It was the best fit and Coach Riley said I'm going to do big things there," said Gilmore. "He said that I'm going to be a great addition to their program and that they are excited."
Their excitement was matched by Gilmore's.
"I'm really excited about it and it's a great opportunity for me," said Gilmore. "There is a good chance for me to play early."
Gilmore had a number of other offers, but ultimately, the family feel he got from Oregon State played a deciding role.
"Out of all the coaches I met, I really liked the Oregon State coaches," said Gilmore. "They're like a family."
And Gilmore is relieved to get the decision over with.
"Yeah, I'm very relieved and now I don't have to worry about it anymore," said Gilmore.