Gilmore likes what he sees at KSU

Defensive end Eddrick Gilmore has no offers yet, but has his top five so far, which includes K-State.

There are no offers on the table for Eddrick Gilmore yet, but Texas' No. 35 prep star has his favorites.

The 6-foot-4 230 pound defensive end from Alief Hastings High likes Houston, Texas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

Gilmore's father, Eddie, played defensive tackle at Houston in the mid-1980s and wants his son to also attend the U of H.

"My parents want me to go there," he said. "I understand that and I like Houston, but I want to find out more about the others, the bigger schools that are still close. I just don't want to rush into any decisions until I find out everything."

Gilmore, who played also played offensive tackle this season, plans to attend summer camps at Texas and Houston. He said he'll probably participate in others, but is unsure where just yet.

As for K-State, its winning tradition and aggressive defense is what caught Gilmore's attention in the early stages.

"I haven't been to their campus, but I've heard a lot of nice things about it," he said. "They're quick to the ball, play as a team on defense and are always in position to something in the Big 12."

Gilmore, who has a 2.9 GPA will play d-end and tight end as a senior. He's hoping to have a better summer conditioning program than last summer when he had knee surgery.

"I was okay," said Gilmore, who has a 4.80 40-yards and hopes to be at least 240 pounds when he enters college. "But now, I want to be able to work on getting faster. I'm working hard right now and playing baseball this spring. I should be in good shape going into next season."

Gilmore attends the same school as defensive tackle Vince Oghobaase, Texas' No. 2 prospect, who also has interest in UT, Houston, and perhaps K-State if an offer is extended.


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