Missouri OL Looking to Emerge

Two-way lineman Andy Gilmore, from St. Joseph-Benton, (Mo.) is trying to get out from the shadow of star teammate and Nebraska verbal commitment Demetrious Davis. Gilmore (6-1, 290) plays alongside Davis on defense and lines up at strongside tackle on offense. He is waiting on his initial offer, but is hearing from a host of programs.

"Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa, Arkansas State and Nebraska are all showing an interest," Andy Gilmore said.

"I think they are scared of my height, so they want to see film from my first few games and go from there."

"My three favorites are K-State, Nebraska and Iowa."

"Kansas State was the first school to show an interest in me, and that is important."

"I visited Nebraska with Demetrious, and they rolled out the red carpet for us. I would love to play with him for four more years. Coach Cosgrove is recruiting me for Nebraska."

"Iowa has a great tradition. They always have good linemen. Iowa likes me as a center."

Despite racking up 60 tackles and 11 tackles for loss on defense last season, Gilmore says all of the schools see him as an offensive lineman in college. He admits to having a long wingspan, which allows him to make plays defensively while also holding his ground when it comes time to block.

Gilmore plans to decide during the season and knows the determining factors of his college choice.

"Education is the number one thing, because I want my degree," he said. "The coaching staff and tradition will also be important."

Gilmore reports a 380 bench, 650 squat and 300 power clean. In the classroom, he carries a 3.0 GPA and scored a 23 on the ACT.


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