Gilchrist Still 'Open' After Final Visits

Marcus Gilchrist took his final two unofficial visits on Saturday. The four-star prospect traveled to Athens to checkout the Bulldogs and then Clemson to checkout the Tigers. Next up? A decision.

"My visits went fine," said Gilchrist. "I went to Georgia first. I got to tour the entire campus, talk to the academic people, talk to some of the fellows, watched practice, [and] watch them lift weights – just basic stuff like that.

"Then I went to Clemson. I got to tour the West End Zone, I got to talk to Coach [Tommy] Bowden, I got to see some of the dorms, and that was it."

Gilchrist, a 5-foot-11 165-pound cornerback from High Point (N.C.) Andrews, has now visited the campus of each of his final five schools. In addition to Georgia and Clemson, Gilchrist is also considering North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Virginia Tech.

As of right now, Gilchrist hasn't eliminated any school outside of the final five and remains completely "open" to all five schools.

"I'm not sure yet [what I'm going to do next]," said Gilchrist. "I don't have a decision made, but I have talked to my parents and coach already about [my recruitment]."

However, Gilchrist does plan to speak to his primary recruiter at North Carolina, Coach Marvin Sanders.

"I'm going to call [the coaches at UNC] probably sometime this week," said Gilchrist. "I just want to talk to them, but I don't have any questions in mind."

Gilchrist hasn't zeroed in on a decision date, but would like to get things squared away before the start of his senior season.

Right now, Gilchrist is going to take a step back and focus on off-season activities. His twisted ankle is back to 100-percent and he will join his team Wednesday in a seven-on-seven passing tournament at Ragsdale High School in Jamestown [N.C.].

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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