Gilchrist Looks Into Computer Science

For the second time in two weeks, Marcus Gilchrist made an unofficial visit to North Carolina for academic purposes. This time around he got more acquainted with the program he would major in if he were to choose UNC.

"I visited [North] Carolina [Monday]," said Gilchrist. "I was on campus already. I met with somebody in the computer science department."

Gilchrist, a 5-foot-11 165-pound cornerback from High Point (N.C.) Andrews, is looking to major in computer engineering – a major UNC doesn't offer. Instead, Gilchrist is looking into the computer science department.

"I liked it, it was very interesting," said Gilchrist. "I wanted to be [a computer] engineer, but computer science is right down the same line."

While on campus, Gilchrist also spent some time in the football building and spoke to members of the coaching staff, including defensive coordinator and his primary recruiter, Marvin Sanders.

"We didn't really talk about anything different," said Gilchrist.

Following his last unofficial stay in Chapel Hill, Gilchrist said that North Carolina "will be in [his] top five." He admits that is still the case even though Gilchrist still lacks a firm list of favorites.

By sometime next month, Gilchrist plans to narrow things down to a final five. He hopes to make a verbal commitment by the end of the summer.

"[I'm looking for] strong academics, strong coaching staff, and being able to compete and play early," said Gilchrist.

Gilchrist plans to make a few more unofficial visits before he narrows things down, but isn't sure where he will visit or if he will participate in any camps during those future visits.

Currently, Gilchirst's offer sheet includes Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, N.C. State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina, USC, Tennessee, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

A Scout.com four-star prospect, Gilchrist is the ninth ranked cornerback in the nation by Scout.com.

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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