Greg Gilmore is a four-star defensive tackle prospect who committed to Les Miles’ LSU Tigers in February. Miles told Jim Kleinpeter of The Times Picayune:
Miles: Greg Gilmore a disruptive tackler and inside force. One guy we frankly had to have. #lsu
— Jim Kleinpeter (@JimKleinpeter) February 6, 2013
“Had to have” is pretty big praise, but Gilmore is a newcomer worth the celebration. The Hope Mills, N.C. native joins the LSU program with a bright future and plenty of goals. He chatted with Evan Massey for SaturdayBlitz.com about his future. Follow Gilmore on Twitter @The_GilmoreEra, and Evan Massey @massey_evan.
Q. What made you sign with LSU? What were the draws that convinced you?
A. The coaching, how thin their roster is, the people and opportunity to play in the NFL.
Q. In addition to LSU, who were the other top-5 programs that were recruiting you?
A. Florida, LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Southern Cal.
Q. How long have you been playing the game of football? When did you know you had this kind of talent?
A. Since I was in 6th grade. And to be honest, I don’t see my talent yet. I believe that I’m very good, but I haven’t gotten to where I can say I’m talented.
Q. What are your goals for your college career at LSU?
A. To be a true freshman all-star. Learn as much as I can obtain about football as possible and start all 4 years. I also want to get as far as I can with my school.
Q. Is there a player in either the NFL or college game that you would compare your game to?
A. Umm, I’m trying to get my body right now so I can play a hybrid 3 tech. Sort of like Suh or Watt. I want to stay as light as possible and strong.
Q. What is your current workout routine?
A. I’m doing the Tommy Moffit off-season workout. But I workout 3 times a week and run twice a week. Sauna on the weekend.
Q. What would you say was your “career highlight” in your career so far?
A. Probably my sack at the Under Armour game.
Q. What would you say that you will bring to the table at LSU? What are the skills that you believe are your best assets?
A. I believe I will help with the run, and potentially be an every down lineman.
Q. Who would you say has made the biggest impact in getting you to this point?
A. My mom. She’s the one who brought me to practice and has been to every game.