Gilmore checks out Nebraska

Nebraska 2014 basketball target Leon Gilmore checked out the program on Tuesday. What did the rising soon to be senior have to say? If you don't have a Big Red Report premium membership, you are missing out!

Nebraska hosted multiple basketball prospects on Tuesday, including Manvel high school (small forward) Leon Gilmore, a 2014 prospect who has started to see his name get more attention after the Pangos All-American camp earlier this month.

With an offer list of Nebraska, Arkansas, Creighton, Houston, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas, and Texas A&M among others, the Huskers have a tough uphill road in the soon to be senior's recruitment, but are off to a great start.

"Everything was really nice here. The facilities were amazing. I never expected Nebraska to have all the things that they do," said Gilmore (6-foot-7, 205 pounds) "You can tell that Nebraska is about the players and really trying to get better.

"The coaching staff was saying with my versatility and with the way I drive, in their motion offense I would be a good fit. They like me in the three spot or at the two."

After getting a tour of the facilities and talking with the coaching staff, Gilmore was able to show off his game on the court with members of the current Husker basketball squad.

"It was a lot of fun, I played pretty well against them. It was fun getting up and down the court with the guys," said the 2014 prospect. "I think I fit in pretty well, everyone runs the floor pretty well, which I like. I try to bring a lot of intensity and momentum on the floor and that means getting up and down. I like to have a high motor."

Gilmore is looking for a program with a solid environment and one where the coaching staff will push him the hardest. He also wants to be around a group of guys where the focus is winning.

"I haven't broken anything down yet, or made a list, but Nebraska is one of the schools that's up there. They have been on me the most," said Gilmore. "We talk all the time. I can tell I'm important to them."

Gilmore doesn't have any immediate plans at the moment, but might visit Baylor in the coming weeks. He hopes to have a top five going into the new school year.

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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