Gilliam Still Hearing From Bulldogs, Others

Knoxville, Tennessee product Nathan Gilliam grew up cheering for the hometown Volunteers. Gilliam's older brother, Jacob, just finished up his college football career for Butch Jones' Vols. Nathan is currently committed to Wake Forest, but there are some SEC programs who look to be eager to change the younger Gilliam's college destination.

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"I am looking at January as the time for me to just finalize everything," Gilliam explained. "I am just trying to be sure that I am going to the right place. Right now, that looks like Wake Forest, but anything could happen."

Gilliam reports that he has had varying level of communication with some SEC programs over the course of the past several weeks.

"Kentucky has been in touch with me a lot and they want me to come take a visit there," said Gilliam. "South Carolina had been really talking with me. They had a couple of guys decommit, so they reached out. I am not sure what track they are going to take, but they were talking with me a good bit.

"I went to see Ole Miss and Mississippi State last year and I was still in touch with them some. I went to a game at Ole Miss and I haven't heard from them since then.

"I have been talking with Mississippi State a pretty good bit, but it's been a couple of weeks since I spoke with them. They were just getting ready to get into their last bowl practices when I talked with them last."

The topic of official visits has been brought up by a few programs, but to date the only official Gilliam has set up is one to Wake Forest next weekend.

"They said that they are going to really roll out the red carpet for me," said Gilliam. "I think there are like twelve players already committed coming in that weekend a long with a couple of other guys that haven't committed yet.

"My parents are going over there with me and I am real excited about it. It should be a good weekend for us."

With the final weeks of the 2015 recruiting calendar upon us, Gilliam appears to be solid in his decision to be a Demon Deacon, but he has not totally closed the door on other programs.

"You know I thought Tennessee might come in late and just change everything, but I am not sure that's going to happen now," said Gilliam. "I am not expecting that to happen, but I am keeping my eyes open and I am going to see what happens.

"All of this is about me finding the right fit and finding the best place for my education and my career. Right now, that looks like Wake, but I am going to see what happens. I haven't set up any other visits yet, but I might. I am just going to wait and see how things go and do what I feel is best for me and my future."


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