July 26, 2008
Gilchrist looking at TCU?
Will Gilchrist(6-2, 190) has been a busy man. Over the summer, the talented Savannah(TN)Hardin County QB has logged some serious travel time. Having camped at more than 10 one day camps this summer and with more visits on the way, you have to wonder how the young man can keep this kind of schedule and still prepare for his upcoming senior season. Oh, to be young again.
"The recruiting process has been going really good, it's been fun. I've been really busy going to camps and working out. I've been to at least 10 one day camps at places like Vandy, Southern Miss, Tennessee, Louisville, Purdue, UAB and Ole Miss. I still have the same four offers but I'm working really hard right now and enjoying the process" said Gilchrist.
Like Gilchrist mentioned, he has four offers to date. The schools that have extended a formal invite are Louisiana Tech, Ohio, Navy and Middle Tennessee State. You may have noticed that TCU was not a school mentioned as a destination for a camp this summer. Are the Frogs in the picture at all?
"Oh yes sir, I'm interested in TCU. Their coach came up to watch me last year for a game and I was supposed to go to a camp down there this summer but I had already planned on being at another camp here" said Gilchrist. I'm really good friends with Sam Shutt (08' TCU signee) and he tells me a lot about TCU. He is always telling me that I need to come down there to check it out. The coaches really want to get me on campus but I have to figure out when I can make it down there. I might try to come down during the season with Sam's mom, maybe on a week that we are off or something like that but I definitely want to see what they have to offer."
With the friendship that Gilchrist and Shutt have, would an offer from TCU sway the young gunslinger?
"Well, Sam and I have been like best friends since the 4th grade. We have always played sports together and grew up doing pretty much everything together" Gilchrist said. "We've always said that we want to play together so it would be like a dream come true to play with Sam. It's something that I would seriously consider. TCU sounds like it would be great."
As Gilchrist prepares for his senior season, he'll have to get used to the fact that Shutt won't be at the receiving end of his touchdown passes this year. But just like any natural born leader, Gilchrist takes it all in stride.
"It's going to be a change not having Sam there but we've got some good receivers coming back, we'll be ready. My main thing this year is to just win a lot of games. I'm not worried about stats, I've already proved what I can do, I want the team to do well and I think we will. We're going to throw the ball a lot and I think we'll be pretty good" said Gilchrist.
With his senior year drawing closer, Gilchrist will attempt to put recruiting on the back burner and focus on leading his Hardin County Tiger's to the promised land in 2008. The TCU coaching staff will no doubt be keeping close tabs on his progress. Stay tuned to PurpleMenace.Com throughout the season as we bring you updates on Will Gilchrist and all other TCU recruiting stories.
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