Gilmore's no. one in North Carolina
Greg Gilmore
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 21, 2012
Chad Simmons


Greg Gilmore is a versatile defensive end that goes into his senior season as the top prospect in the state of North Carolina.

"I think me being the top prospect in the state of North Carolina just shows that I have been working hard," Greg Gilmore told Scout.

"It feels to good to be thought of this way, but I just have to keep going out and playing hard. People key on you when you are a top player, so there are pros and cons to being the guy on top.

"I had eight tackles and a sack in our first game last week, so I plan to go out and defend this title. I just want to keep getting better."

The 6-foot-4, 270 pound defensive lineman out of South View knows eyes will be on him this fall and he is OK with that.

"I mean, I want to be the best, so I want to have that pressure on me. My goals have always to be the best, so people knowing about me, talking about me, and things like that, it is OK.

"I know there is pressure on me and I will work hard to live up to those expectations. I would rather be on top than on the bottom."

Gilmore is on top of a lot of recruiting boards and a new school has snuck onto his list.

"It is pretty much the same," he said, "LSU, Florida, Clemson, and Alabama are still there, but North Carolina State is in there now too.

"N.C. State has been recruiting me hard and I feel like I should give them a chance. I will just see how it goes and how I feel.

"I am not sure when I will commit. It is all about that feeling for me. I am in no rush though."

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Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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