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3-star DB Steven Gilmore, brother of Stephon, has South Carolina, Georgia in final 4

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Time is drawing near for three-star cornerback Steven Gilmore to make his college intentions known. He announced his top four schools last week on Twitter.

Louisville, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia were his top four school choices.

“Pretty much I just feel that those four schools stand out more than the rest of the schools that I have heard from,” Gilmore told GN. “They will also better prepare me for my future, so that is why I chose them.

“I’m going to commit on my birthday, which is September 17.”

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Gilmore (5 feet 9, 152 pounds), from Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe, is the younger brother of former South Carolina and current New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

“He just told me to follow my heart and to go to the place that best fits me,” Gilmore said of his older brother’s advice to him during the recruiting process.

Stephon Gilmore starred for South Carolina from 2009-2011. In his time in Columbia, Gilmore was named first-team All-SEC in 2010 and ’11. He was a first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2011.

When asked if there was pressure on him to go to South Carolina, Gilmore responded, “No. Like I said, he just told me to follow my heart and go where I want to go, no pressure.”

So, what type of player is Gilmore?

“Wherever you put me, I’m good with the ball in my hands,” Gilmore said. “… I’m physical and I have speed to go with it. So if anything happens, I’m going to catch up to the receiver regardless.”

Gilmore says he has enjoyed the recruiting process to this point.

“It’s fun to have all these opportunities to go to a university and continue my football career,” he said.

Gilmore plans on visiting each of the schools in his top four before he makes his commitment public.

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(You can follow Ryan Green on Twitter @RyanGreenGN)

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