2019 WorldWide Rams Draft Profile: Gilbert Gildersleeve III | San Angelo St | CB
Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Player Bio: Gilbert Gildersleeve prepped at East River High School in Orlando, Florida, where he played football, basketball and also ran track. Upon graduation, Gildersleeve had a few schools recruiting him such as Middle Tennessee St., Florida A&M, and Bethune-Cookman, two of the three schools were from his home state. Unfortunately, those offers ceased as Gildersleeve became a statistics of the NCAA Prop 48 rule. He did not qualify for a Division-I school, therefore instead of redshirting elected to head west to a JUCO. Gildersleeve would enroll at Orange Coast Community College to get his education back on track. He played two successful seasons at Orange Coast as in his freshman year; he was one of the teams leading tacklers. Gildersleeve's sophomore year, he would register a total of 33 tackles (21 solo tackles), two fumble recoveries, two interceptions, and earned a team-best seven pass deflections in the ten games that he played, and again was one of the team's leading tacklers. The JUCO route would pay off well as Gildersleeve would receive a scholarship and transferred to San Angelo State University. Gildersleeve loved the defensive schemes that the coaching staff implemented, which allowed him to be aggressive, a scheme that fitted his talent. He would injure his right knee his junior year and received an medical red-shirt for the 2016 season. Gildersleeve accepted an invitation to play in the FBS Spiral Tropical Bowl and was thankful for the opportunity to practice with higher caliber players that made him work harder to show that he deserved to be right along with the Division I players.
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