According to High Point (N.C.) T.W. Andrews head coach Derrick Anderson, Rivals100 cornerback Marcus Gilchrist has five schools standing out for his services. Who is the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder looking at?
"I think he's pretty wide open still, but there appears to be five schools leading and then a few on the outside," he said. "I believe Georgia, Clemson, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech are his favorites because those are the schools that placed a high priority on him by communicating with him and visiting the school.
"Meanwhile, I think there are a few others on the outside. Those include Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina State."
With a top five, has the No. 7 cornerback in the country thought about a decision?
"I know Marcus has been hoping to do it in the early part of the season probably by the first couple games," he said. "That could be tough to see everything in such a short period of time though, so he may be pushing it back a little."
In the next few weeks, Gilchrist plans to visit a variety of schools including North Carolina, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Virginia Tech.
The No. 61 player in the country earned first team all-state and was named conference player of the year after registering 40 tackles and 11 interceptions.
"He is a very powerful player that is instinctive and has tremendous anticipation," he said. "You can't coach that natural ability to see the field that basketball has nurtured. He is a point guard on the basketball team and I think that has really helped him understand how to be in the right place, developed his quickness and given him great body control. Even better than that is the fact he is humble enough to recognize he can get a lot better and he strives to because he's a student of the game.
"On top of all that, Marcus is an even better person that he is a football player. He has a genuine care for people and looks out for his peers."