He visited one of those schools a few weeks ago.
"I went to East Carolina's junior day," he said. "I liked it a lot and it was a good experience. It was an eye-opening visit.
"I really liked the way everyone treated me. They really showed me a lot of attention and it felt like family there."
He was able to spend some time with the Pirates' head coach.
"I was able to talk to coach (Ruffin) McNeill on multiple occasions," said the 6-foot, 170-pound Gore. "He told me that they wanted me to be a part of their family and we also talked about the importance of academics."
Gore's next visit will be to UNC-Charlotte on March 28.
He has high goals for his senior campaign.
"Most importantly, I want to keep doing well academically," Gore said.
"As far as football, I'm just going to try to do as much as I can on both sides of the ball. Team-wise, we just want to keep working and getting better every day."
Last season, Gore finished with 48 tackles, eight interceptions (returned three for touchdowns), nine pass breakups and two forced fumbles on defense. Offensively, he had 25 catches for 350 yards and two touchdowns. On special teams, he returned a punt and a kickoff for scores.