"I took a visit and me and the head coach Marvin Menzies have known each other for a while," Gillenwater said. "So I was real interested. I took a visit and had a good visit and I felt like it was the right place for me."
"I had a lot of fun [on the visit]. It was a real family atmosphere and everybody understands my game and how I can fit in. I just had a real good time and I felt like that was the right place for me."
The 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward also indicated that he is reclassifying to the 2007 class. According to a source he will be ineligible for the upcoming season and plans to red-shirt.
"My role is pretty simple. I'm a do it all type of guy. I can play in and out and that's what Coach Menzies wants me to do. He wants me to be a leader and just do what's best for the team.
Gillenwater averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds last season.