With 14 scholarships offers on the table so far, including an offer from Utah, Jamie Gilmore is one of the most highly recruited RBs in the state of Florida.
"It's been going great right now. Right now I'm just sitting back here and listening to all the coaches and what they have to say."
The recruiting process started early for Gilmore. As a sophomore, Gilmore earned 3rd team all-state honors, and 1st team all county, rushing for nearly 1700 yards, and 18 touchdowns. With the eyes of the college football world on the junior standout, Gilmore showed his versatility by producing over 1900 all-purpose yards, running for 21 TDs, and catching 2 more.
Though just 5'8 and 185 lbs, Gilmore uses his 4.5 speed to break into the open field and go the distance.
"I'm smaller, but I have quick feet. I'm an elusive player and I make big plays".
Gilmore specializes in making big plays out of tight opportunities.
Colleges have taken notice of Gilmore, but Gilmore has been patient in evaluating colleges, entering the recruiting process without a favorite school.
"Whatever schools have offered, those are the schools I'm looking at. I never just wanted an offer from just one school".
Having already taken unofficial visits to South Florida and Duke, Gilmore plans to take all 5 official visits, with one official visit into Pac 12 territory.
"I'll take one of my official visits to Utah. I'm going to want to go there and see what they've got to offer. I've never been out that way".
Asked what stood out about the University of Utah, Gilmore spoke of Utah's tradition.
"Back when Urban Meyer was the coach, I always watched ESPN to see those games. They just moved conferences, so that's a big up to me."
As Gilmore's primary recruiter, Defensive Coordinator, Kalani Sitake has left an impression on the running back.
"Talking to Coach Sitake, he just seems like a cool dude, you know. The way he's saying they have a lot to offer. It's just the fact of me getting up there to see it for myself, with my own eyes…how the campus is and all that is. Experience it by myself."
"[Sitake] came down to my school. It's been a while since we last talked, but when we talk, he calls, tells me we still want you, and I always tell them I have them as one of my top schools. So, you know, toward fall, we'll get back in touch and schedule a visit and all that."
Utah has found speed in the state of Florida in the past. Current Ute players from Florida include CB Conroy Black (4.35) and WR Mo Lee (4.40).
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