The Newberry Bulldogs had an outstanding season this year and another one of their top prospects that is starting to emerge is 2016 tight end Demarcus Gilmore. The 6'4 261 pound prospect played an integral role in the Bulldogs' successful rushing and passing attacks. We caught up with Gilmore recently to talk about his recruitment as he's "UP NEXT"!
"I play tight end and I had 4 catches for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns. I also had 4 2-point conversions. We barely throw the ball because we run it so much."
Despite not seeing a ton of passes his way Gilmore made the most of his chances as you can see and his outstanding blocking skills have also added to an impressive junior season highlight tape. That film has started to circulate and he already has a pair of offers with his most recent coming on Saturday.
Gilmore's second offer came during a visit to Charlotte on Saturday. So what did the 49ers say they liked about Gilmore when they offered?
They said they liked my blocking and ability to catch passes. Coach Richardson and the head coach offered me."
The 2016 prospect says he likes the 49ers coaching staff and that "the whole school is beautiful."
When asked if he feels he's more of a blocking or receiving tight end Gilmore had this to say, "Well both, but our school primarily runs the ball but I feel that I can produce at both receiving and blocking."
After his visit to Charlotte next up for Gilmore is a visit to Atlanta where he'll check out Georgia Tech. Those two schools along with Furman he says are recruiting him the hardest at the moment.
He says that right now it doesn't matter who wants to recruit him because he simply wants a chance to play football at the next level. That was part of his goals for next season he informed us as well.
"To be honest I want to help my team win state this time and getting an opportunity to playing college football and get a college education are my goals for next season."
Gilmore reports a 3.6 GPA and says he has already qualified.
We'll have more updates with Demarcus Gilmore as the physical tight end should see more schools enter the mix in the coming months so stay tuned here on SCPrepNation.com.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS...DEMARCUS GILMORE
Bench press: 310 pounds
Squat: 400 pounds
Power clean: 255 pounds
Fastest 40: 4.9 seconds
FUN FACTS:Gilmore says he loves to watch and pattern his game after NFL tight ends Vernon Davis and Rob Gronkowski.
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