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ApexTiger
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How good is Greg Gilmore?


His offer list is impressive

Raw skills

Some have commented that he "takes plays off"

Work ethic might be an issue

Anyone seen him in camp or play in High School?







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Penrod
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


I didn't think much of him...until he committed to LSU





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coldhotwings
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


He was the favorite recruit on most people's watchlist before he committed. He must not be that bad.





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CamdenTiger
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


He was a position of need. Hope he pans out, cause I haven't really seen much video of him, that has impressed me, tbo.





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coldhotwings
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


Doesn't he play a lot of DE in high school?





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reh015
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


Greg is a very good player and stand up person, the exact kind of player you want on your team. He is a beast, no doubt about that. When he wants to dominate, he does. College will bring the best out of him





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tigerprl
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


got the skills, the coaches will motivate him, I think he will be an outstanding Tiger.





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ApexTiger
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


Buddy of mine had lunch with Larry Fedora this week...basically what I got from him was Coach Fedora wasn't that high on Gilmore...said he talked to local HS coaches that played against Gilmore.

Quote "we didn't feel he was Offer material"

Wow is all I can say that! But I do see UNC did offer according to the recruiting services...so I don't know to what to think about that comment because it doesn't add up.

Fedora did say Greg could be good if he gets his head right"

Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

I am excited to have him, but it's just interesting to hear what a local HC is saying or hearing.

Bottom line: Gilmore's offer list is pretty sick and he is an AA. Most apparently see the potential






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stho381
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


Good head on his shoulders.

He will be a stud for us.



LSU is high on this guy. LSU's ability to spot potential is proven and they've been after this kid for a while.



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Goldrush25
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


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Buddy of mine had lunch with Larry Fedora this week...basically what I got from him was Coach Fedora wasn't that high on Gilmore...said he talked to local HS coaches that played against Gilmore.

Quote "we didn't feel he was Offer material"

Wow is all I can say that! But I do see UNC did offer according to the recruiting services...so I don't know to what to think about that comment because it doesn't add up.




Easy to say that kind of thing when you don't have a shot at signing the kid.

Miles and this staff's record speaks for itself. They don't recruit very many duds.



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BRUNNIN4
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Easy to say that kind of thing when you don't have a shot at signing the kid.

Exactly. UNC is in no position to turn away talented players.






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KG5989
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


Really really good. Out of all the DL we have committed right now, hes the best. He will push for early PT too.





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tigerfan4120
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eally really good. Out of all the DL we have committed right now, hes the best. He will push for early PT too.


Why do you say that? Just curious...

I like him but I think his film leaves a little bit to be desired. It is obvious he has the physical tools but he definitely plays too high right now, almost stands up straight out of his stance. Ego Ferguson I think is a fair comparison...I think he'll be very good in time but would benefit greatly from a RS year.






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CamdenTiger
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Ego Ferguson I think is a fair comparison...I think he'll be very good in time but would benefit greatly from a RS year.


This is what I see, too. Hope we can get another DT, for this year...its a concern if Logan declares.






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mikeytig
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


His films just dont look all that good. I guess he has the tools though to become a force.





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CamdenTiger
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His films just dont look all that good. I guess he has the tools though to become a force.


Thats the problem, too. Most of the film is old, so not alot to go on. Have to trust the coaches on this one. Anyone have any recent film?






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KG5989
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


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Why do you say that? Just curious...

I like him but I think his film leaves a little bit to be desired. It is obvious he has the physical tools but he definitely plays too high right now, almost stands up straight out of his stance. Ego Ferguson I think is a fair comparison...I think he'll be very good in time but would benefit greatly from a RS year.



The staff has been VERY high on him the entire time we recruited him. He was 1 of the "must get" for this class. And he has the size, speed, and athleticism to play as a young guy. I dont see him playing DE for us. Hes going to be a DT. Sure, hes raw. Most recruits are all raw and havent been coached that well in high school. LSU will coach him up. And, if Bennie Logan leaves this year, the only DTs that have gotten PT on the team would be The Freak and Ego. All the other DTs havent seen the field. I dont see us RS him for depth reason. Plus, we dont really RS that many players. Especially at DL. We like to rotate them in while they're young to get some experience.

I dont think he will come in and be a starter, not saying that. But, I can see him being rotated in for a few series each game during the year.



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deuce985
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


He kinda reminds me of Lavar Edwards. Not necessarily that they play the same but a lot of people saying he needs a good kick in the ass. Edwards was soft coming out of HS and work ethic was a question but he was raw. Look at what he blossomed to. He'd start at almost every school in the country if he wasn't behind Mingo/Sam.

I think Gilmore is sorta like that. Some say he needs some motivation but his physical tools are amazing. I think the big difference with Gilmore is you can see plenty of flashes of his ability and Edwards was kinda a hidden gem for our team. Gilmore is more highly touted because plenty of people have seen what he can do...



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chinese58
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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


LSU scored a major recruiting victory
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Gilmore gives the Tigers a potentially dominant tackle to anchor the interior of its defensive line


If there were concerns about LSU's defensive tackle depth, Greg Gilmore (Hope Mills, N.C./South View) put them to rest Thursday evening.

The Tigers needed at least six defensive linemen in this class to offset the future departures.

Gilmore has the frame to carry a lean 300 pounds. He has a thick lower body and long arms, great assets for a defensive lineman.
Some have commented that he "takes plays off"
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Gilmore understands the importance of the weight room. His lower-body strength allows him to really drive his blockers off the line and play with a solid, strong base. His upper body will naturally develop, but Gilmore already is above average in this department.

Gilmore uses his hands effectively to keep opposing linemen from engaging. He is able to beat some of his opponents with pure strength and athleticism, so at times he can be somewhat lackluster here. Gilmore is fairly well-versed in his repertoire of moves. He shows the ability and know how to use the swim move, rip, bull rush and even a spin move to disengage.

Gilmore is a good athlete. When firing off the line he does so with a quick and powerful first step while maintaining good balance. He moves well laterally and shows a good 10-yard burst.

Gilmore should be able to stay on the field in most situations on the next level. He is stout at the point of attack and can handle the double team. He can stack and shed in the hole to make short stops in the running game. As a pass-rusher, Gilmore has a good first step to shoot the gap and quick hands. He also plays to the whistle.

Gilmore should develop into one of the better interior defensive lineman in college football as he progresses. An important factor when evaluating physically imposing athletes is their desire and drive. Gilmore has both. It is easy to see why he is rated as one of the top defensive lineman in the country.


The main reason Gilmore picked LSU is because he thinks playing for Brick Haley, Chief and Les gives him the best chance at the NFL. Once he gets here any bad habits will be broken. Intelligence and being coachable are musts for the LSU staff. They would not have pressed him the way they did if he did not posses these qualities.

He will have his ups and downs when he first comes in the same way every other young guy does in the SEC. It took Brockers & Logan a few years to get everything down. Even Glen Dorsey and Freak took some time to gel. I think he's going to be another really good one.






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re: How good is Greg Gilmore?


Ok Greg went to south view and I played at grays creek. I have played against Greg for three years and have lined up against him a few times. And I am on convinced that he is a big time player. Honestly I have no idea what the coaches from LSU, florida, or Oklahoma see in him. But I will admit that he is a physical specimen. He has a good speed to size ratio. But his play does not as I seen playing against him and seeing his film fit his numbers. During my junior year I was a strong side DE and he lined up against me as a TE. He never drove me off the ball or kept me from making some plays. And this passed season he only played DE, so he went head to head with with OT Patrick Roane a three star who committed to NC state. The battle between them two was one sided Greg was handled my Patrick every time they lined up against each other. So maybe les miles sees something in him that we don't.





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