Recruiting becomes a lot more intense for juniors after September 1st, as coaches can contact them once a week and send out as much mail as they want. Hope Mills (N.C.) South View defensive tackle Greg Gilmore, prepared himself for his recent recruiting rush and was ready for it.
"I started getting a lot of mail after September 1st, but I have been calling the coaches and keeping in contact with all of them so it wasn't much different," said Gilmore.
The 6-foot-4, 285-pound junior already holds five offers from Clemson, East Carolina, NC State, North Carolina and South Carolina, and expects to receive more in the near future.
"I got hand written letters from Alabama, Florida, Duke, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Michigan State and LSU," said Gilmore. "They have just been telling me that they want to see me on campus and to come to some of their games."
The big defensive lineman, says he has no favorites at this point, but listed what he likes about each of the schools he has received a scholarship from.
East Carolina - "Real nice school, very small and put together campus. They have top of the line facilities."
South Carolina - "They have a real experienced team. I talk to Coach Lawing all the time. I think their coaching staff does a good job of guiding their players in the right direction."
Clemson - "I hear a lot of good stuff about Clemson. It's a great atmosphere and loud stadium. I've only really heard good things about that school."
NC State - "I just got offered when I went up to their last practice. They have nice facilities and the best medical rooms that I have seen."
North Carolina - "They just offered me on Friday, but I haven't heard too much about them. I have heard they have top of the line facilities and it's a real nice place to be."
What does Gilmore look for in a school?
"I am going to look into schools and see what defensive linemen they have recruited recently and what the competition will be like," said Gilmore. "I want to go to a place where I know I can play. Academics and their past history are also important to me."
Gilmore is off to a fast start in his junior season, as in his last game he registered six tackles, a blocked field goal and a safety.