David Gilreath Recruiting Update

Minnesota wide receiver David Gilreath has offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota and Wisconsin. He says that Iowa has a slight lead over those schools, with Ohio State also on his list. Gilreath gives Scout.com the latest on his recruitment in this item, including his plans on announcing for a school.

Wide receiver David Gilreath (5-11, 165, 4.45) from Plymouth Robinson Armstrong (Minn.) finished his junior season with 48 receptions for 702 yards and 15 touchdowns. He benches 230 pounds, squats 315 and has a vertical jump of 35-inches. "I'm a smart player and have great speed," Gilreath said. "I know how to run routes, read coverages and I play very aggressive. I need to get stronger so I can get off guys easier and not get taken down."

Gilreath favors Iowa slightly over Minnesota, Iowa State, Wisconsin and Ohio State and they've all offered except the Buckeyes. "I like Iowa a lot," Gilreath said. "The stadium is on campus and it's cool. People out there have fun and really support the team. Also, coach (Kirk) Ferentz is really cool and down to earth. I also really like the weight training program they have. That's really important to me because I need to get bigger in college. Every school has the major I want, so for me the most important things are going to be playing time and the weight training program."

He attended a camp at Iowa on June 3 and will be heading to Wisconsin on June 26. His first scholarship offer came from the local Gophers who are only 15 minutes from his house. "If there's no traffic it's 10 minutes," Gilreath said. "I wouldn't mind staying close. It's a good program and I really like the assistant wide receiver coach Luke Tressel. He's real cool and funny. I got to know him well and we have a great relationship.

"I also like Minnesota because they are recruiting me for baseball (center field) too," Gilreath said. "I'm gonna try to do both sports if I can."

Growing up, Gilreath followed Florida State, but the Seminoles are not recruiting him. "I was a big Bobby Bowden fan and Peter Warrick was my favorite player."

Gilreath says he doesn't have a timetable for making a decision, although he admits he may want to wait it out. "When recruiting first started I always pictured myself being the guy on signing day with two hats on the table announcing his decision," Gilreath said. "I may still do that."

He reports a 2.6 GPA and is waiting on his results from the June 10 ACT.

Hawkeye Insider Top Stories