After a busy summer that saw camp stops at Kentucky, Duke and Tennessee, Class of 2015 three-star Knoxville (Tenn.) Farragut offensive tackle Nathan Gilliam is nearing a decision, with three programs out in front.
"Kentucky, Wake Forest and South Carolina are the schools I'm heavy on right now," Gilliam said. "I told everyone I want to commit before my season starts or at the latest like a few weeks into my season but we'll see. If people start committing I might lose my spot so it might happen soon."
Gilliam broke down each of his favorites.
Kentucky: "They kind of told me that they're filled up on offensive linemen but they didn't realize how many inside guys they took, they told me they don't if they're going to have another spot for a tackle, but we're talking with them and we'll see before I decide. I feel like that coaching staff could turn that thing around.
South Carolina: "They want me to come up the last weekend in July for their showcase. It's a big time thing for the recruits. It's a camp and a social event and they take you through the tour. I've already done the tour. I thin I'm going to work out. They told me it's not a real hard camp, just some drills and getting out and getting moving for like an hour. They told me anytime I do make a decision it would be great. He said once August comes around and the season starts things will get tight with the numbers so I'm going to take a hard look at them."
Wake Forest: "I just feel like they're only taking a few linemen and they only want one tackle and they want me to be that guy. With the education there it's an appealing option and they really show me they want me. They sent me 100 letters in one day. I just feel like playing time wouldn't be an issue there. I just like the playing time and the education factor."
Gilliam said he will take the trip to South Carolina for the showcase camp, and said a trip to Wake Forest could be in the cards for the weekend before, depending on his schedule.