Gulfport linebacker committed to Air Force


Gulfport linebacker Karlos Dillard says he never really saw himself as a military man until he went on his visit to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Yesterday, he made it official.
The two-star recruit is now a committed Falcon, passing on other offers from schools like Army, Princeton, Jackson State, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Alcorn State, and Cornell.
Dillard really solidified his place as one of the top recruits on the Gulf Coast with his appearance in last month’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game victory.
During his senior season, Dillard racked up 135 tackles and led an Admiral’s defense that allowed less than ten points per game once district play rolled around.
Dillard says he was pleasantly surprised with the relaxed nature of the campus. “Honestly, when I was up there I was talking to coaches and I was like I really might commit here but I was like I’ve got to hold off just to see where God will take me and things like that. So they really made a good first impression on me when I went up there, and I talked to my family about it and they really wanted me to go there. And I prayed and prayed and then it just got to a point where it doesn’t matter what school, SEC or not, I was going to go to Air Force. So I just went ahead when the coaches came down to have an in-home visit and just went ahead and told them the good news.”
Dillard joins former St. Martin quarterback Wayne Overman III and former St. Stanislaus wide receiver Corbin Blanchard as recent Gulf Coast products to join the Air Force.