Greg Gilmore (6’4/275) of Southview High School in Hope Mills, N.C. did not expect all the attention he has received. The process is just beginning for
the defensive lineman, who is a member of the Scout
100 for the Classs of 2013
“Recruiting is going pretty good,” said Gilmore. “After September 1st, I started getting a lot of publicity. I am honestly surprised by all the attention.”
Gilmore has picked up several early offers and numerous other schools have expressed interest in the 4-Star prospect.
“I have offers from East Carolina, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson, and Tennessee. I am also hearing Auburn, Oregon, Maryland, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Purdue, and Nebraska,” he said.
Despite all the attention, Gilmore has no favorites. Football will not be the most important factor when the time comes for the talented lineman to make a decision.
“I want to look at the academics at each school and after that I will make a list of schools,” Gilmore said. “Then I am going to look at the each school’s roster and depth chart, because I want to play.”
Gilmore knows that to reach his potential, he must continue to improve.
“I want to improve on everything. I need to improve on my upper body strength, speed, vision, and fundamentals,” said Gilmore.
Although he is only a junior, the blue-chip prospect has an idea of when he would like to make a decision.
“If I am fortunate enough to be selected to one of All-American games, I would like to make my decision there,” he said.
Gilmore and the Tigers’ have a record of 2-3 through five games. He has 30 tackles, a safety, and
two catches on offense. The defensive lineman currently bench presses 275 pounds, squats 415, and runs the forty yard dash in 4.9 seconds.