Greg Gilmore Likes Groh's Style Of Defense

The Georgia Tech coaching staff is giving a great deal of recruiting attention to big-time defensive line prospects who they feel can come in and have an impact in Al Groh's 3-4 scheme. Despite having never been to the Georgia Tech campus, North Carolina junior defensive tackle prospect Greg Gilmore says that he likes what he saw out of the Yellow Jackets from following their games this season.

"I watched a lot of their games this year," Greg Gilmore commented on the Georgia Tech program. "They played very good from what I saw. On the offensive side, that option is no joke. The defensive line is good and I like their style of play. I like how they mix it up. A lot of times, you won't even recognize what is going on until the ball is snapped."

Gilmore has already collected scholarship offers from ten FBS programs, including Georgia Tech, and is expecting more offers to come his way after Signing Day passes for the call of 2012.

With his unique skill-set, it is no surprise that he has earned an early four-star ranking from

"I think I have a quick first step off the ball. I think that playing as a defensive end in my system, I know the system like the back of my hand, so I can recognize things quick and I am a quick learner. I have great lower body strength. I think that is what messes up a lot of teams up when I play them."

Georgia Tech has clearly taken notice of Gilmore's talents on the gridiron, as they have multiple coaches involved in his recruitment. Gilmore says that he talks to offensive line coach Todd Spencer most often.

"I talk to Coach Spencer all the time. He says that I need to get there and see how it is and meet him in person. They are pretty much saying that, instead of having a rebuilding period at Georgia Tech, they want to keep their success going. In order to do that, they are going to have to have some upscale defensive lineman."

Gilmore would like to make his announcement after his senior season at one of the prestigious All-American games, so he says that he will definitely have time to make a trip down to see everything that the Yellow Jackets have to offer.

He currently lists no favorites, but says that he knows what he is looking for in a school.

"Education is going to be a part of my factors. I definitely want to have a good feel at the school. I want to be able to go there and feel comfortable there. Some places you can go there and you can just tell." Top Stories