Jaylen Gilchrist picked up an offer from Alabama football Thursday.
Gilchrist is a 6-foot-5 sophomore out of Salem High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is currently rated as a four-star recruit across multiple recruiting sites. The Virginia native holds more than 20 offers.
Alabama’s tight end coach Joe Cox was able to get eyes on Gilchrist recently and the wheels went into motion for the four-star.
“Coach Cox came to my school to watch me workout,” Gilchrist told Touchdown Alabama. “My head coach called me afterward and told me Coach Cox liked what he saw. Finally, my head coach told me that they would like to offer me. I was feeling so many emotions. I can’t even tell you what I was feeling.”
Gilchrist gave Alabama high praise after earning an offer from the Tide.
“The Alabama program is phenomenal,” said Gilchrist. “Not everyone can compete like and/or with Alabama.”
At 6-foot-5 and 315 pounds, Gilchrist is physical in the trenches. He is looking to put someone on their back on every single play as he continues to block until the whistle is blown. Salem lined him up at right tackle during the 2022 football season.
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The Virginia product plans to visit Alabama in the future.
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Justin Smith is the Director of Recruiting for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith