WR David Gilreath Gets Hawkeye Offer

Plymouth, Minnesota (Robbinsdale Armstrong) wide receiver David Gilreath added two more offers to his list in the past week. His first offer came from the Wisconsin Badgers last week and this week he received a written offer from the Iowa Hawkeyes. Read what Gilreath had to say about his weekend visit to Iowa's football camp and get an update on his recruitment from Josh Clark.

"Coach (Bob) Bostad is the one recruiting me for Wisconsin, but it was Coach (Henry) Mason who called me to tell me they were offering," David Gilreath told Scout.com.

"He said that liked my ability to make people miss, my hands, and my speed. He told me that they would use me as a Brandon Williams type, and that sounded good to me since he just got drafted. I'm going to take a visit to Wisconsin on June 26th."

This past weekend, Gilreath attended a one day football camp at the University of Iowa, and walked away with another scholarship offer.

"Coach (Kirk) Ferentz came up to me after the camp, and told me check the mail, and I should receive something by Tuesday. Then, he and my dad talked about the academics at Iowa, and their weight program," Gilreath said.

"I really like the weight program at Iowa, and how they do everything differently based on your background, food background, and previous training program. They test you for everything, (i.e.) injuries, strength, everything. When I went to their game against Minnesota, it was easy to see they pass the ball a lot, too."

Gilreath noted that his experience at Iowa's camp was also valuable from an education standpoint.

"Everything that was told to me, I had heard before, but it was good to have emphasized so much. I really worked on running the curl route, and making sure that I was coming straight down rather than looping, otherwise, the defensive back can easily make a break on the ball. Coach (Lester) Erb kept reinforcing to keep my hips squared, too," Gilreath stated.

Gilreath had previously received scholarship offers from Minnesota and Iowa State. He also stated that Illinois, Indiana, and Kansas State all made stops by his high school in the month of May.

Now, Gilreath will look to make a couple summer visits in preparation to make what hopes will be a summer decision.

"My family is going down to Miami, Florida for vacation so I'm going to attend the Hurricanes camp while I'm down there," added Gilreath, one of the top wide receivers to participate on the Scout.com All-American Combine tour. "Then, I will make that trip to Wisconsin, and try to make it to a couple other schools. My plan is to have my decision made by the start of my senior season."


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