During the winter, as speculation grew about the top recruits and when a decision may come down, most thought that Gilchrist would decide to commit during the spring. However, after he received multiple offers, he began to re-think his timeline and now he's in no hurry to end the process.
"It's just a re-evaluation of things and what I want to do," Gilchrist told Dawgman.com over the weekend. "I mean, this is going to sound funny, because a lot of people were telling me 'you're really good', but honestly, I was surprised I got so many offers.
"That sorta made me re-evaluate my timeline because I wanted to check out different schools and see what they had to offer. This is for the next four years of my life, so I need to make sure I am happy and that I make an informed decision on where I play college football."
One of Gilchrist's first offers was from Washington and while Husky defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake is his main recruiter, he hasn't gone unnoticed by the rest of the staff.
"I get hit up by a lot of different coaches there," Gilchrist said with a chuckle. "Coach Lake and I have a good relationship, but all of them sorta check in on me."
As far as camps are concerned, Gilchrist said he likely won't hit any, choosing to work out with his team instead and focus on getting ready for his senior season.
"Coach Butch (Goncharof) isn't big on camps just because it takes time away from the team, but it's also like, if you have a good camp you may get noticed, but if you already have an offer and you do bad, well, you might get it pulled," Gilchrist noted. "I might take an unofficial down to see Oregon just because it's driveable, but other than that, I'm just planning to work out with my team and get ready for my season.
"I went and saw a lot of the schools that offered me this spring, so I've seen a lot of the schools and I'll take my official visits during the fall and probably decide after my senior season."
Gilchrist currently holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, California, USC, Washington and Washington State. He is 20th ranked corner nationally according to Scout.com and one of the top five players in the state of Washington this year.