Gilliam pinpoints announcement date
08/04/2014 12:04 AM
08/04/2014 11:02 AM
OL Nathan Gilliam of Knoxville said Sunday night he's planning to announce his college decision at his school on August 15th. Right now USC and Wake Forest are in a dead heat but an offer from Ole Miss would shake things up. Ole Miss has told him they are waiting on one other lineman and if they don't get him, they will offer Gilliam.
Gilliam has visited all three schools. He was at USC's Showcase Camp where he worked under offensive line coach Shawn Elliott. "He told me he wants to take two more (offensive linemen)," Gilliam said. "He said whenever you are ready we'll take you in the Gamecock family. I could see myself playing for coach Elliott. He's very intense. He got after me in camp. He's on you and I want someone like that who will push me and make me the best I can be."
Gilliam also camped at USC before his junior season and that's when Elliott first got a glimpse of him, and he's kept tabs on the Gamecocks since then.
"They are winning football games," he said. "It's the SEC and only four hours away. The big thing for me is the coaching staff. There's a foundation there."
Gilliam said he should know if Ole Miss is going to offer about two or three days before his announcement.
Join the Discussion
The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.