Meet Matthew Gilmore is one of the most versatile fullbacks you will find, and a two-sport athlete for Kiefer.
Gilmore has some very good hands and can run the ball quite well. The Kiefer product is a standout on the basketball court also, which helps his foot work and athleticism. One if not the team hardest working player, Gilmore is a tough nosed kid who is a team leader for Kiefer.
Six Star — Describe your season and, how do you feel you played overall for 2018?:
Matthew —our season wasn’t very good, we moved up into one of the hardest districts in Oklahoma. we were 2 points away from making the playoffs, we won our game but the other teams didn’t witch eliminated us. I think I played pretty good overall, blocking, catching and running was good but here’s always room for improvement.
Six Star — What are some of the things that you feel you improved upon during this off season? :
I’m starting to work on better footwork and making my core stronger. I’m a multi sport athlete so I feel like basketball is contributing to some of that.
Six Star — Who has been the most influential person in your football life so far?
Matthew —My father, we don’t talk a lot because of family issues. but he’s shown me how to be a man and how to handle situations properly. He was a multi sport athlete and Wichita State also. and my mother (one of the strongest women I know) was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer my freshman year and has only missed one game due to chemo.
Six Star — Tell us about your summer, camps, combines, visits, etc. Tell us about the experience and what you were able to take away from it, what camps you attended?
Matthew —I attended a USA football camp and the OBU camp in Shawnee. learning from college coaches on proper footwork and technique has been something I want to get better at.
Six Star — What kind of college interest have you had so far, and what schools are showing you the most interest?
Matthew —Mostly just combine and camps. no visits or offers.
Six Star — Pre Game Ritual:
Matthew —calling my mom before the game
Six Star — Favorite Song
Matthew —win- tee grizzly
Six Star — Favorite Class in school:
Matthew —Criminal justice.
Six Star — What has been the best game you have had in your career and why
Matthew —My best game was Sophomore year at Porter. I had a 40 yard one handed catch and 2 touchdowns with 2 2 point conversions. I ended up with 100y rushing.
Six Star — Teammate likely to be a college star
Matthew —Probably out mike LB Hayden Miller, He is a tank and has a ton of potential
Six Star — Hardest working player on the team:
Matthew —I think me. that’s what I pride myself in. not being the biggest. but having the biggest heart.
Six Star — Player to keep an eye on:
Matthew —our whole team.