"SC offered me last night," said Gildon.
And although Gildon's name may seem new to the SC radar, Coach Carroll and staff have been in contact with the talented corner since the early summer.
"Well the coaches really wanted me to go out to their camps and I didn't have a chance. And then during spring I ran track, so they didn't get to see me then either. So they told me after the first four games that they would cut up all of my tape and watch it, and make a decision from there. They called me last night and said that they watched the tape, and liked what they say. They offered me over the phone, and they were saying how they really wanted me to play at SC. I talked to Coach Rocky, Coach Sark, and Coach Carroll on the phone. They all seemed really excited. They just told me that they think I can play there and they would want me to come in and compete."
For Gildon, an SC offer signified something more than football; it was recognition for all of the hard work and time he has put in over the years.
"It's a great accomplishment," said Gildon of his SC offer. "They are one of the top programs in the nation and to get an offer from them (SC) is a great thing."
And while Gildon rides the emotional high of his most recent scholarship, he still remains committed to the University of Oregon.
"The offer doesn't affect my commitment all that much. I'm about 95% committed to Oregon."
When asked whether or not he would take an official visit to USC, Gildon replied.
"I haven't even thought about it yet. I just got the offer last night and I haven't really had a chance to sit down with my family and talk it over."
"No, they haven't really said much. Marc talks a little about it, but nothing too major yet."
Gildon has been nothing short of perfect in his first four games, accumulating some very impressive numbers.
"I don't really know my stats right now. But I have five interceptions in four games."
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