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Richmond

City: Richmond, VA

Conference: Atlantic 10

 

Players being tracked:

NameRating Ht./Wt. High School PositionColleges Considering
Mark Speir B+ 6'6"/265 Union Grove High School Offensive tackle Richmond

Updates


Miller Grove speedster to decide between football and track offers

6:52 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2008

Miller Grove's Kenneth Gilstrap, a two-sport prospect in football and track, has an official visit to Middle Tennessee State this weekend, he said in a text message on Friday. He also reported he was named to the East squad in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl all-star game next month in Myrtle Beach. S.C. The game is scheduled Jan. 2 at Coastal Carolina University, Gilstrap, who has 4.31 speed in the 40, is a blue-chip track prospect as a sprinter with offers from Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas State and Louisville and Western Kentucky. His football offers include Western Kentucky, Ohio, Richmond, Middle Tennessee and Alabama-Birmingham. Gilstrap can play receiver, kick returner and defensive back in football. He wants to play both sports in college.

Miller Grove speedster postpones Monday college decision

10:11 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2008

Miller Grove two-sport standout Kenneth Gilstrap originally planned to make a verbal commitment to a college scholarship Monday, but decided he wanted more time. "I decided to hold off my commitment," he said via text message Monday. "After I evaluated some things, it made me think things over." Gilstrap didn't elaborate, but he did say last week that Western Kentucky, the lone school to offer him scholarships in football and track, was "still my leader." He also visited Middle Tennessee State this past weekend, and was invited to watch Georgia Tech play Miami last Thursday night. Gilstrap, who has 4.31 speed in the 40, is a blue-chip track prospect as a sprinter with track offers from Tech, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas State and Louisville and Western Kentucky. His football offers include Western Kentucky, Ohio, Richmond, Middle Tennessee and Alabama-Birmingham. Gilstrap can play receiver, kick returner and defensive back in football.

Miller Grove two-sporter will visit Tech game

1:47 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008

Georgia Tech’s big night of hosting prospects Thursday will include at least one who is wondering if it will mean a chance to play two sports for the Yellow Jackets. Miller Grove defensive back/wide receiver Kenneth Gilstrap, also a blue-chip track prospect, will be one of the 100 or so football recruits invited to watch the Jackets play Miami. Gilstrap, who wants to run track and play football in college, but only has one dual offer so far (from Western Kentucky), has been offered a track scholarship by Tech. A sprinter with 4.31 speed in the 40, he also has high-profile track scholarships from, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas State and Louisville. His football offer list is less stellar, with Western Kentucky, Ohio, Richmond, Middle Tennessee and Alabama-Birmingham. Gilstrap isn’t sure if Tech will come up with a dual-sport ride. “If I get an offer [in football] that’ll be great, but I can’t count on something I don’t have,” he said. “They keep telling me to be patient, but I’ve been pretty patient.” Gilstrap plans to attend a game at Middles Tennessee this week, then an official visit there next month. He went on an official trip to Western Kentucky earlier this month and a track visit to South Carolina earlier this fall. He said Western Kentucky is “still my leader.”

How It Went: Miller Grove's Gilstrap says Western Kentucky in lead

1:17 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2008

Miller Grove defensive back/wide receiver Kenneth Gilstrap came away impressed from an official visit to Western Kentucky this past weekend, but he’s not ready to make a commitment to accept the school’s dual offer of a football/track scholarship. Gilstrap visited through early Sunday evening before heading back to metro Atlanta and said via text message that the Hilltoppers “are my leader right now.” “It was great,” he added. “I really see the growth in the [football] program … and I know I can go in and play.” Western Kentucky is the only college that has offered the blue-chip track sprinter scholarships in football and track and field. He has said that he wants to play both sports in college. Gilstrap also has track offers from South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas State, Louisville and Georgia Tech, and other football offers from Ohio, Richmond, Middle Tennessee and Alabama-Birmingham. Gilstrap said Western Kentucky is interested in him at either football position.

Miller Grove WR Gilstrap has official visit to Western Kentucky

1:08 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2008

Miller Grove defensive back/wide receiver Kenneth Gilstrap has an official visit to Western Kentucky this weekend. The visit is significant for the two-sport athlete because the Bowling Green, Ky., school is the only one that has offered him scholarships in football and track and field. A blue-chip track recruit as a sprinter, Gilstrap would like to compete in both sports in college, but only the Hilltoppers have agreed to a dual offer. Gilstrap also has track offers from South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas State, Louisville and Georgia Tech, a much more impressive list than his football offers from Ohio, Richmond, Middle Tennessee and Alabama-Birmingham. He has taken an official visit to South Carolina for track. Gilstrap will leave for Western Kentucky after Friday’s game against Lakeside and spend all of Saturday and some of Sunday there with his parents, Kenneth Sr. and Darla. Saturday is Western Kentucky’s homecoming game against North Texas. He said Western Kentucky has jumped up on his list of suitors, based on its ramped-up interest in him and their commitment to build the football program. Whether his visit will result in a commitment: “We’ll see,” he said.

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