Gilmore Talks LSU offer

LSU rarely recruits North Carolina; however the Tigers extended an offer to Scout 100 member Greg Gilmore last week. Since that time, they have positioned themselves as one of his top schools. Gilmore talks about the offer, recruiting, and more.

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Greg Gilmore (6'4/275) is one of the top junior prospects in the country. The Tar Heel State star has attracted interest from coast to coast, and last week he received an offer from perennial powerhouse LSU.

"I talked to Coach (John) Chavis early last week, then a couple of days later I talked to Coach Les Miles. He told me he really liked my film and then he offered me," said Gilmore.

How high are the Tigers on Gilmore's list?

"LSU is one of my top schools right now," said Gilmore. "The situation they are going to be in by the time I get there would be a good one. They have a need for defensive lineman. They also told me I could play either defensive end or defensive tackle."

LSU has quickly moved to the top of the South View standout's list, because of Gilmore's relationship with his recruiting coach.

"Coach Chavis and I talk about everything," he said. "We always have good conversations and talk about stuff other than football. We also talk about what they do defense and his track record with players."

The Bayou Bengals are not the only school currently standing out for the four-star defensive lineman.

"Along with LSU, Florida, Tennessee, and Clemson are my top schools," Gilmore said. "Those are four schools that I have already looked at. I know all four schools would be a good fit for me."

Coaching stability is important to Gilmore and may give LSU an advantage.

"Coach Chavis told me he was going to be there for the next seven years," said Gilmore. "I don't want to go play somewhere for five years and have three different defensive line coaches."

Gilmore has already started to think about official visits this fall.

"I know LSU, Clemson, and Florida will definitely get official visits," he said. "I talked to my mom and I think I am going to take an unofficial visit to LSU sometime in March."

Gilmore has close to 20 scholarship offers and is one of the top players in the country. He is planning to narrow his list of schools to seven by the end of the summer.


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