Gilmore visits Alabama

Gilmore visits Alabama

Greg Gilmore, four-star defensive tackle from South View High School in Hope Mills, N.C., was one of the top prospects in Tuscaloosa this weekend. Gilmore arrived at the University of Alabama on Friday and worked out with the coaching staff Saturday at the OL/DL camp.


"The trip to Alabama was good," said Greg Gilmore. "It was real good. I had a good camp and learned a lot of good stuff. I met with coach Rumph. I hung out with him most of the time.

"We talk all the time. We talk about other stuff than just football. He asked what I think about Alabama. I toured the facilities. He showed me some different stuff like the coaches offices and stuff they are adding.

"Coach Saban coached me up in the one-on-ones. Coach Rumph taught me a lot of passing rushing moves. They are good coaches. They are nice to you off the field. On the field they are all about business. That's the type of coaches I have. I can relate to the constructive criticism. I am coachable."

The visit to Tuscaloosa really shifted Gilmore's thoughts on the 2011 BCS National Champions.

"Alabama is a great school," he said. "From not having any interest in Alabama to how I feel about them now I guess I just forgot about them. Maybe it was the depth chart. The camp really refreshed my feelings about them. It's a great place, and they put you in the NFL. It's really a great overall place.

"They are in my top five, probably top three. They are tied for No. 2 with Florida. LSU is still No. 1. Clemson is also in there.

"I was going to make my decision early. I may take my time with this one. My dad likes LSU. My mom likes Florida and Alabama. I will probably go back to those three schools again with my parents. I'll just have to see how I feel. I still could decide early."

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