Florida DL now has seven offers

Florida DL now has seven offers

David Gilbert is one of the top defensive end prospects in South Florida this year and the Oakland Park (Northeast) standout talked about the latest.

"Our team looks real good right now," David Gilbert said. "We have a lot of experience on this team right now. There's not much size in the middle of our lines but other than that, we should be pretty good. We got Hills next week."

Gilbert, 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, is coming off a strong junior season in which he posted 55 tackles, eight for loss, nine sacks, and two blocked kicks.

"I have real good play recognition," he said. "I have great coaches and we do a lot of reps of hat reading. I'm able to pick things up quickly. Also, I was always skinny and whenever I put on the weight, I never really lost my speed so I think I'm pretty fast for my size."

On the recruiting front, Gilbert said he's already landed seven scholarship offers.

"I got South Carolina earlier today," he said. "I had schools like Vanderbilt, UConn, Minnesota, and Kansas State. Things are going good, a lot of coaches are coming by the school."

One of the schools that has stopped by the school to see the talented defensive end is the nearby Miami Hurricanes, a school Gilbert's always been very interested in.

"I've talked to Coach Stoutland, the recruiter for my school," he said. "He's been by the school and I'm mailing them my film. I think they're getting close to offering me. Miami's a great program, a private school with great education. They had a real strong class and they have a winning tradition. If they offer, they'd be right up there but I'm just trying to keep my options open."

The standout defender talked about what he'll be looking for when it comes time to make a decision.

"I want a chance for early playing time and I wanna play with the best," he said. "Whatever school gives me the best combination of those two things will be sitting real good."

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