David Gilreath Commits to Minnesota

David Gilreath, a 5-9 1/2, 155-pound junior wide receiver from Robbinsdale (MN) Armstrong, has committed to Minnesota, according to his mother. Gilreath saw his stock rise with a strong showing at the Nike Camp in Iowa City and had offers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Iowa State.

As a junior, in 10 games David Gilreath caught 48 passes for 702 yards and tacked on 15 touchdowns for Minneapolis Washburn. He also rushed for 150 yards and one touchdown. Gilreath also had two kick returns for touchdowns. He was first-team all-conference and first-team all-metro. Gilreath was also honorable mention all-state.

Gilreath's mother, Susie, is glad that her son will be playing close to home.

"It is a very good thing. I love watching him play. I remember when I signed him up for youth football. I lied about his age, so he could play at seven. He was making touchdowns even back then. He is very focused and coordinated. That is why they procured him."

Gilreath transferred to Armstrong after the football season. Armstrong football coach Derek Fisher is looking forward to having Gilreath on the field as much as possible.

"We're definitely going to keep him at wide receiver. We'll use him on kickoff returns and some at defensive back. We want to get him as many touches as we can," Fisher said.

Gilreath, who ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at the Nike camp, is not running track for Armstrong, but is instead played baseball this spring, leading the Falcons to the state tournament, according to Fisher.

"He's doing pretty good. He went to state in track last year, but tried out for baseball and made the varsity. I talked to the coaches recently and they are impressed with his work habits."

Armstrong finished just 2-7 last season with a young team and is expected to rebound this season with the development of their players and the addition of Gilreath.

Gilreath also had scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Iowa and Iowa State.

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