"I started out with offers from NC State, Duke, Virginia, and Vanderbilt," said Gore. "I've now got those and Arkansas, Virginia Tech, and ECU have offered me. Those came in the mail too."
An imposing specimen at 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds, Gore has the potential to impact on both sides of the ball at a variety of positions. He has played offensive tackle and defensive end for East Columbus, but Gore could also project as a defensive tackle or offensive guard. Even he isn't sure what position he will play on the college level.
"Some schools are recruiting me for a specific position and others want to see where I fit in when I get there," said Gore. "Duke is telling me they want to put me at defensive end. State's telling me they want me to play defensive end for them. ECU, Arkansas have said the same. I'm pretty sure Virginia Tech wants to see where I would fit in for them."
Here are Gore's thoughts on the programs currently under consideration.
Vanderbilt: "I like how the coaches talked to me... they break everything down for you."
Duke: "I like the campus, and I like how focused they are on academics."
Arkansas: "I like how they run their offense and defense. I like how the coaches are willing to show you the right things."
East Carolina: "I don't know much about them yet because they have new coaches. I need to find out more about them."
Virginia Tech: "With them I really like their whole defense and the way they play."
NC State: "I like how the coaches talk to you. They show you exactly what you need to be doing, and if you get it wrong they will help you out. They are going to fuss you out until you get it down, but that's a good thing because it will make you better. I have a pretty good relationship with their coaches too."
Although Gore doesn't have any plans to visit programs in the near future and hasn't taken many trips, it still sounds like he could be closing in on a decision.
"I don't have any visits planned or anything like that," said Gore. "I'm probably going to commit sometime this month or next, but I don't know yet who I'm going to sign with.
"As of now I don't have a leader. I would say that Duke and State are probably recruiting me the hardest."