According to DallasNews.com, 4-star shooting guard prospect Admon Gilder has just updated his final college options to a list of six, which included four Big 12 programs. Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Kansas State all made the cut, along with in-state notables Texas A&M and SMU.
Gilder is fresh off of a state championship in Texas and still has his senior year in high school to compete for yet another banner, which would only add to the winning pedigree he would bring to each of the universities seeking his services.
ESPN’s rankings currently have Gilder listed as the No. 46 overall prospect and with another year before college, the coaches seeking after him would hope this ranking would increase.
As for what he thinks about some of his remaining college options? Scout.com was able to catch up with Gilder and provide a little insight on that aspect:
Baylor: “They keep check on me and show great interest in me.”
SMU: “One of the schools that’s close and also, one of the schools that offered me right at the start of my high school career. Also, they have Larry Brown, one of the best coaches of all time.”
Texas: “Texas is one of the first big-time schools to offer me after I went down to Austin and had a great performance. The immediately offered me. They’ve always kept a great relationship with me.”
Texas A&M: “A&M has followed me for a long time, offering me in my sophomore year. I have a great relationship with coach Kennedy. He came to almost all my games this summer.”
I’m not a betting man but if I were, simply based on the quotes, it would seem that this would eventually boil down to a three-horse race between SMU, Texas and Texas A&M.
Gilder announced he will make his final decision after his official visits, as expected. But he did note that the school who will be lucky enough to add them to their roster for the 2015-16 will be one that will allow Gilder to come in as a freshman and “have a great impact.”
Not good news for SMU and Kansas State who currently feature Keith Frazier and Marcus Foster as their shooting guards but the decision is still some time away and this should be an interesting recruitment to follow with so many rival schools in the mix.