20 offers and counting for Florida RB

20 offers and counting for Florida RB

Mike Gillislee is emerging as one of the top running back prospects in the entire state of Florida. With 20 scholarship offers already, the Deland High standout talked to Scout.com about the latest.

"Things are going good," Mike Gillislee said. "We're in the middle of spring football. I'm playing just running back now but I'll be playing both ways in the fall. We got Freedom (High) out of Orlando in our spring game next Thursday."

Gillislee, 6-feet and 190 pounds, ran for over 1,000 yards last season and has emerged as one of the premier running back prospects in the state.

"My team depends on me a lot and I feel like I deliver whenever that happens," he said. "My biggest goals this coming season are to win games, be a good leader, rush for over 1,000 yards, and get a lot of receiving yards."

Gillislee says he currently has 20 scholarship offers and has a group of schools that he likes more than the others.

"My top ones right now are Georgia Tech, Michigan, Auburn, Ole Miss, Illinois, and Purdue," he said. "They've all offered me and I'm most interested in those ones."

Interestingly, none of the Big 3 in Florida have offered the talented runner yet.

"None of them have yet," he said. "Miami seems most interested. One of their coaches has been by the school. They said they're gonna offer me as an athlete, come in as someone who can play a couple different positions. I'll be real happy with an offer from them because I grew up a fan of Miami and they'd definitely be near the top of my list when they offer."

Gillislee, who said he's not sure of his summer camp plans just yet, talked about what he'll be looking for in a school.

"Mainly, I'll just go where they really take care of me," he said. "I'll be going away from home so I gotta feel real comfortable wherever I go."

Inside the classroom, Gillislee said he carries a 3.0 GPA and will take the SAT for the first time on June 7.

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