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Named SuperPrep All-American at defensive back...named an All-American by PrepStar...U.S. Army All-American bowl participant in 2007... four-star prospect according to Rivals.com...also a U.S. Army All-American scholar...second-team USA Today All-American... listed as the #42 overall recruit in the nation by Rivals.com...ranked the #8 cornerback in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...member of the PrepStar 100...rated the #5 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep...#6 cornerback in the nation according to Rivals.com...member of the ESPN 150 according to ESPN.com...rated the #11 defensive back in the nation by PrepStar...ranked the #47 player in the nation by Tom Lemming...rated as the #3 prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com...Carolina Panthers Community Captain Nominee...Watkins Award Semifinalist...selected for the Shrine Bowl in 2006...named All-State as a junior and a two time All-Conference selection...Piedmont-Triad AAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2005...NCHSAA Scholar Athlete...participant in the North Carolina Athletic Association First-Team Program...missed four games his senior season due to an elbow injury...recorded 46 tackles, one tackle for loss, two interceptions, four pass deflections, one rushing touchdown, and one touchdown on a punt return as a senior...also had 235 yards rushing, 110 yards receiving, nine punt returns for 185 yards, and nine kickoff returns for 215 yards...as a junior he accumulated 52 tackles, one tackle for loss, 10 interceptions, seven pass break-ups, and recovered one fumble...also had four kickoff returns, two punt returns, and two interceptions returned for touchdowns his junior season...scored a total of 11 touchdowns on the season for 66 points...recorded 1,460 all purpose yards as a junior with 220 yards rushing, 181 yards receiving, and 1,059 yards in returns...averaged 17 yards per attempt in all purpose yards...also a four-year letterman in basketball...named All-Conference in basketball in 2005...three-year letterman in track and field...participated as a Peer to Peer mentor in high school...also volunteered at the High Point Salvation Army in the Angel Tree Program... recruited by tight ends coach Billy Napier...chose Clemson over Georgia, Notre Dame, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Southern Cal.

Plyler on Gilchrist: "Gilchrist is another big highlight in this class at what turned out to be a huge area of need because of C.J. Gaddis leaving for the NFL and Byron Maxwell's injury. I think he is going to have the kind of impact that Crezdon Butler had as a true freshman. He has everything you are looking for at corner and is also a terrific kick returner."

Reminds Plyler of: Crezdon Butler


School Offered (7) Visit Date
North Carolina StYes
Notre DameYes
Virginia TechYes


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