On the gridiron, Gilchrist stars at wide receiver, defensive back and returner for High Point (N.C.) Andrews High School. The 5-foot-11, 165-pounder has helped the Red Raiders to a 2-1 start this season. Thus far, he has returned both a punt and a fumble for touchdowns.
A Scout.com four-star recruit, Gilchrist verbally committed to Clemson over scholarship offers from Duke, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, N.C. State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Tennessee, USC, Virginia, and Virginia Tech
Gilchrist is a three-time NCHSAA Scholar Athlete and maintains a 3.2 grade point average.
In his free time, Gilchrist is involved with mentoring programs at his school and in his church.
"I serve at the shelter with my church [and] here at school we have a mentor program where [I help] kids that aren't doing so well in school or have problems outside of school," said Gilchrist. "Basically, I [serve as] somebody that they can look to and know that they can do better than what they're doing."
"I have a very solid foundation with my family," said Gilchrist. "They push me to do everything. Everything I'm involved with, they're behind me 100-percent."
Excelling in all three facets has earned Gilchrist a nomination for the Carolina Panthers' Community Captains program.
"It would be a great honor to represent North Carolina and being recognized as being a leader here in North Carolina," said Gilchrist.
The Carolina Panthers Community Captains program will honor student-athletes that have exhibited outstanding leadership on the football field, in the classroom and in their communities. The first Community Captain will be announced on September 10th.