Why UW? "With U-Dub, I really love the coaching staff and they're right in my back yard, so it's tough to say no to that, plus I got all of my guys over there (former Bellevue players Budda Baker, Jake Eldrenkamp and Michael Kneip).”
Other Suitors: Gilchrist committed to Washington in mid-September over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, USC and Washington State.
Scouting Report: Well rounded defensive back; he has the mental and physical abilities to play cornerback, nickel and safety. His 'home' position will be determined in his first year or second. He started at both cornerback and safety for Bellevue. Good ball skills, great closing speed and a strong tackler. Level-headed and is bright young man, very humble. He definitely doesn't chase the fame and is willing to put in the work.” (Danny Razore, Bellevue Assistant Coach)
Quotable: “I would like to thank all the programs and coaches for recruiting me thus far but after much talk with my family and friends I’ve decided to commit to the University of Washington #GO DAWGS!!”
Projection: “I can see him immediately contributing on special teams. He has the frame to bulk up, similar to Justin Glenn coming out of high school. He was asked to carry the load for Bellevue on both offense and defense at times. He also was placed up against Budda Baker in practice as often as possible as a sophomore. He's been put under the spotlight, so competing at this level shouldn't be too dramatic of a transition compared to what it can be for incoming freshmen. He's a strong student and teammate, definitely an ideal fit for Jimmy Lake’s unit and Coach Pete's program.” (Danny Razore, Bellevue Assistant Coach)