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.
eally really good. Out of all the DL we have committed right now, hes the best. He will push for early PT too.
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.
His films just dont look all that good. I guess he has the tools though to become a force.
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.
Gilmore gives the Tigers a potentially dominant tackle to anchor the interior of its defensive line
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.