Michigan Showing Interest in Top 2018 Athlete

Westerville (Ohio) South 2018 athlete Jaelen Gill is hearing from Michigan -- is he interested in the Maize & Blue? Well, find out and read about it inside.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A prospect that has stormed onto the scene as a freshman is Westerville (Ohio) South athlete Jaelen Gill.

A very versatile and athletic player, Gill wanted to feature his skill-set on Sunday in Columbus for The Opening Regional.

“I think I competed pretty well with the amount of competition that was here,” Gill told The Michigan Insider. “I definitely could have done a lot better, but I was pleased with how I did today.”

The 6-1, 180-pound Gill already holds offers from Kentucky, Penn State and Tennessee amongst others, but has also had several coaches come through his school including Wolverines defensive backs coach Mike Zordich.

“(Zordich) came in a few weeks ago to our school,” said Gill. “They wanted to get me to come up for camp and if I couldn’t make it for camp, then they wanted me to come visit. They are definitely interested in me and I like them as well especially now that Harbaugh is their head coach.”

Michigan's plan for Gill, well, they would like him to come up for a visit to answer any questions he may have about U-M's program.

“I would like to make it up for a visit, but I’m not sure if I can make to their camp,” said Gill. “If I can make it to a visit, then that would definitely be great.

“I want to know what position they are exactly recruiting me for and I want to know what they think they have in store like good they will be in the next few years.”

If Michigan were to extend an offer out to Gill, how much would that mean to him?

“It would definitely mean a lot because it would be my second Big Ten offer and it is a Power Five right there,” said Gill. “I can tell just by the recruiting class that they are going to be really good and that definitely is going to be a good football program.”

With the ability to play multiple positions on the field, his recruited position is not clear, but feels he has the most potential on the offensive side of the ball.

“I definitely want to play running back, but in the back of my mind, I know I’ll definitely be probably playing somewhere in college like a Jalin Marshall at Ohio State like slot, get some carries in as well,” said Gill. “I’ll probably be used as an athlete, but more on the offensive side.”

Only a freshman, Gill has plenty of time to enjoy the recruiting process and take his time in making his decision. When it comes time to make that ultimate decision, it will simply come down to where he feels most at home.

“My deciding factor is if I can see myself living there for potentially three to fours years,” said Gill. “I want to see if I can see myself staying there for four years of my life.”

Gill went to Ohio State on Wednesday and Michigan State yesterday.


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