The linebacker position is a top priority for South Carolina in the 2009 recruiting class, and the…
Mike Gilliard Updates His Favorites
Mike Gilliard a highly coveted linebacker from Valdosta, Georgia, spoke with Scout.com about his recruitment and the two new offers he will be getting. Mike, how is your recruiting going? "I will be up to thirteen offers very soon. Michigan State and South Florida will be offering from what I was told. Also, Oklahoma State is showing interest as well. Michigan State and Oklahoma State are great schools, but I think they are too far away for me." Do you have a leader or favorites at this time? "I have 2 schools I am real high on and one that is gaining ground in my eyes. Georgia Tech, Georgia and Florida are my top three with Tech and Georgia probably tied. I will most likely be deciding on which college I will go to from those three schools." Did you see that Georgia Tech picked up two big commitments in Brandon Watts and Chaun Gresham? "I did indeed see that. I talked to Coach Johnson to let him know I am still very interested in Georgia Tech and he said that Georgia Tech will probably take only one more linebacker and that he was holding the scholarship for me. That was a great compliment and makes me feel like Georgia Tech is very much interested in me." Are you visiting any school this spring? "Antonio Foster (teammate of Mike) and I will be going to a few spring practices together at Georgia Tech. I plan on going up and spending the night to take in some more practices at Georgia Tech too. I hope to take in the spring game. I will also go to the spring game at Georgia. I cancelled my trip to Georgia this weekend though." What else is on your agenda? "I am going to a weight lifting match in Perry." Dale's Take: Mike also told me that he plans on making a commitment before the season starts as he wants to concentrate on his senior year. We will be talking again very soon as he makes his visits.
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