Very early in January Gaillard was singing the praises of Georgia, but shortly after he returned home, there were some coaching changes.
Those changes raised questions for the four-star defensive tackle out of Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest.
The first week Jeremy Pruitt, the new defensive coordinator was on the job in Athens, he got on the phone with Gaillard. Pruitt explained his system, how Gaillard would fit in, and the Tar Heel State prospect felt good about what he heard.
That did not stop other schools from recruiting him. Louisville and Miami are two in particular that have been on Gaillard hard since the coaching changes opened the door a little.
Mark Richt and John Lilly traveled up to see the 6-foot-3, 315 pound senior Friday. They worked to close the deal and to make the family comfortable.
"The visit was pretty good. I just felt comfortable like any other time before the coaching staff changes happened."
This visit not only focused on the UGA commitment, but his mother as well.
"They mostly talked about me getting up there and doing what I have to do to get there. It was mostly about them getting to know my mom. That was important."
Gaillard continues to say he is committed to Georgia and it appears it will take a lot to change that status. He is not ruling out one more official visit though.
"I am really not sure yet about visiting Miami," said Gaillard. "I still have to figure that out."
Reports surfaced Saturday that Mark Richt and UGA has agreed to terms with Tracy Rocker to be the new defensive line coach at Georgia. He has coached at Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss, and in the NFL, so he has a very strong resume.
Gaillard is interested in learning more.
"I don't know much about Coach Rocker, but hopefully he is a good coach like Coach Richt says he is. It does help that he coached in the NFL though."