Gilchrist Says He's Wide Open

Despite rumors suggesting otherwise, High Point (N.C.) Andrews defensive back Marcus Gilchrist maintains his openness to all of his scholarship offering schools.

"No. That's not true," said Gilchrist regarding rumors that he is favoring Clemson and UNC. "I don't have any favorites. I'll probably come up with some favorites sometime after school is over with. [I'll narrow it down] to maybe a six or seven."

Currently, Gilchrist's scholarship offers list includes Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, N.C. State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Southern California, Tennessee, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

In regards to his thoughts of North Carolina, Gilchrist isn't showing his cards until he sees more of the campus.

"I look at them like every other D-I school," said Gilchrist. "All D-I schools are basically the same until you get to the campus and see how life is. I want to get to the campus and see how life is more [than what I saw during my last unofficial visit there]."

Gilchrist, who attended the Tar Heels' junior day in early March, will take an academic visit to the campus sometime in June.

In the meantime, Gilchrist will continue to keep in touch with defensive coordinator Marvin Sanders.

"I call Coach Sanders about once a week," said Gilchrist. "We talk about everything. We talk about the clubs up there for me to get involved in like Project Uplift. He also tells me everything they do with schemes and how they go about doing it."

As a junior, Gilchrist accumulated 12 all-purpose touchdowns (four kick returns, three punt returns, two interceptions, one reception, and two rushing). He also picked off 11 passes on defense and recorded 40 tackles. He was named to the Associated Press All-State Team as a kick returner.

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