Gilchrist, a 5-foot-11, 165-pounder from High Point (N.C.) Andrews, is currently down to three schools – Clemson, Georgia, and North Carolina. He hasn't settled on one yet, but will announce his decision from his high school Thursday afternoon.
"Those three schools are all-around schools – they fit me academically, socially, and athletically," said Gilchrist. "I'm going to pick the school I feel more comfortable with. (To help me decide) I'm just going to sit down with my parents, again."
Gilchrist, who has spent plenty of time at all three schools, will not make any additional unofficial visits before Thursday.
During his Chapel Hill stay, Gilchrist also talked to offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti and primary recruiter/position coach Marvin Sanders.
"They were just talking about life in general," said Gilchrist. "They didn't really talk about [my decision]."
Gilchrist is the ninth ranked cornerback in the nation according to Scout.com.
As a junior, Gilchrist scored 12 all-purpose touchdowns (four kick returns, three punt returns, two interceptions, one reception, and two rushing).
On defense, he intercepted 11 passes and recorded 40 tackles.
In addition, Gilchrist was named to the Associated Press All-State Team as a kick returner.