The Florida Gators got an absolutely monstrous recruiting win when 4-star defensive tackle—No. 8 overall at his position according to Scout.com—Greg Gilmore named them as his first official visit.
Michael Clark of Scout.com reports the visit:
Greg Gilmore is one of the top defensive linemen in the country. Recently, the South View High (Hope Mills, N.C.) star set up his first official visit.
While this is undoubtedly great for the Gators, the kicker here is that Florida is not the only school that Gilmore will visit, according to quotes via Clark's report:
“LSU—that is the only other one that I’m sure I will go too,” said the 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive lineman. “LSU and Florida are my top two because no one else has caught my eye like those two schools. My top four in order are LSU, Florida, Oklahoma, and USC.”
What does this mean for the Gators? I dare say the pressure is on when it comes to this trip, because bringing in a guy as talented as Gilmore would be huge for Will Muschamp's 2013 recruiting class.
This is a kid that has the raw talent to be a superstar at defensive line in college. He's 6'4'', 270 pounds, which is an incredible size for a D-lineman. He's got the size that you're looking for in an interior player, but he also has the speed, agility and move-set of an elite defensive end. It looks like he was lined up a bunch as a 7-technique in his sophomore highlights, and he did an incredible job using his speed and hands to get off the block and into the backfield.
He's big enough to play as a gap defender, but he's athletic and fast enough to be a terror in open space, which makes him a perfect candidate to be a dominant SEC defensive lineman.
The good news here is that Florida has a chance to make the first impression with him.
With schools like LSU, Oklahoma and USC also vying for his attention, the Gators need to put their best foot forward if they want to have this potential superstar in a Florida uniform for years to come.