Gavin Schilling Visits DePaul

DeLaSalle's Gavin Schilling ranks as one of the top prospects in the state of Illinois in the class of 2013. This afternoon he sat down with DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. Schilling talks about the visit in this report.

Gavin Schilling is listed as a three star prospect in's class of 2013. Yet, we can guarantee that his stock will be on the rise before this summer is over. Schilling had a good visit to DePaul's Lincoln Park campus today.

"It went very well," said Schilling. "I met with Coach Purnell, (associate head) Coach (Ron) Bradley, and a couple other coaches from the coaching staff. We took a tour around the campus. We saw everything from the dorms to the academic buildings. It was nice. We saw the strength facility and the gym where they practice."

Overall, Schilling seemed to like what he saw.

"I definitely like what they have to offer," said Schilling. "They're trying to build up the program again and make it a strong program. They told me how I can help the program and how they can develop me to my full potential. I really liked what they had to say."

Gavin wasn't able to play in the IHSA playoffs with DeLaSalle due to a high ankle sprain. Had he played, the Meteors would have made a deeper run towards a state title.

He has now bounced back well from that injury. Schilling has had an interesting Spring so far. He was playing in Germany with one of their national teams during spring break and has been in action with the Mac Irvin Fire on the AAU circuit over the last month.

One of Schilling's teammates on the Fire is DePaul commitment Billy Garrett, Jr. Garrett and Schilling have discussed playing together at the next level.

"It crosses our minds," said Gavin. "We talk about it a little bit. I don't know about it, that's still in the future, but it's definitely an option."

The 6-9 big man has no shortage of schools to choose from.

"Right now I have offers from DePaul, Providence, Minnesota, Oregon State, USC, TCU, George Washington, Auburn, and Penn State," said Gavin.

Schilling is a skill big man who is capable of playing almost any position in the frontcourt.

"I'm a versatile inside-outside type of player," said Gavin. "I like to get out and rebound. I like to shoot the jumpshot. I run the floor really well. I've got a strong body and rebound hard."

We'll be sure to keep an eye on Schilling on the AAU circuit with the Mac Irvin Fire during the spring and summer.

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