Gilder ready for final visit
Four-star shooting guard Admon Gilder is ready to take his final visit. The 6-foot-2 scorer from Dallas (Texas) Madison is now considering four schools, and he is about ready to make his decision. “I am visiting Texas A&M this weekend,” said Gilder. “I have already visited Baylor, SMU, and Oklahoma State. After I visit Texas A&M, I will sit down with my parents and talk about the schools, and make my decision the following week.” The first visit Gilder took was to Baylor, and he had good things to say about his trip to see Scott Drew’s program. “When I went to Baylor it was my first official visit so I was taking it all in,” said Gilder. “I had a great time seeing the facilities and a great time with the coaching staff as well. It was just a great visit.” Locally SMU has been involved with Gilder for a while, and the visit to the Mustangs was very impressive for him. “SMU has been with me from day one, so that is big,” noted Gilder. “Also I had a good time with the coaching staff who took me to some places in Dallas I hadn’t been before so that was fun. It was a good experience and the team was full of real good guys.” Also Oklahoma State has been involved recruiting Gilder for a long time, and he likes what the Cowboys showed him on the visit. “Oklahoma State is in Stillwater, so the school is the main thing,” explained Gilder. “The whole city is for Oklahoma State so they have a great fan base, and the coaches are great. Coach (Butch) Pierre is real cool and Coach Ford is obviously a great coach. Coach (Travis) Ford played at Kentucky and stuff like that, so he knows what it is like to be a guard.” Finally this weekend is the visit to Texas A&M, and Gilder is expecting a fun atmosphere in College Station. “Basically I know that Texas A&M has a good atmosphere,” said Gilder. “Also they have a big football game this weekend against Ole Miss so this should be a big weekend for them. I am just looking to have a great time and get a good feel for the coaches and the players.” After the visit Gilder says he will sit down with his family and determine the right school for him, and he knows the factors that will be important. “The one school I decide on will be the school that I am comfortable with in terms of the coaches and the players, and a place where I will be able to have a great impact during my freshman year,” said Gilder.
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