HIS RECRUITNG STORY:
Devin Gil joins fellow Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Flanagan teammates Josh Metellus and Devin Bush Jr. in U-M’s 2016 class. Gil came on the scene when Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh saw him in person in part of his “Summer Swarm Tour” at his high school last June, he came up for a visit afterwards and became the second Flanagan player to join U-M’s class.
“Gil, 6-foot-1.5, 205 pounds, possesses the traits to play either safety or linebacker at the collegiate level, but could possess the most long-term upside at linebacker. Joining hard-hitting safety and teammate, Josh Metellus, Gil becomes the second Flanagan player to commit to the Wolverines in as many days.” Florida Recruiting Analyst Corey Bender
WHY GIL CHOSE MICHIGAN?
“First, on the visit, they showed me a lot of love and since I already had my brother Josh (Metellus) with me I knew he was going to commit,” Gil said.
“So just by him doing that and then showing me the academic side of it, that it’s not just football, they show that they really care about the kids. They want us to have a big future, with or without football.”
U-M’s ability to recruit national also stood out to Gil.
“I think it’s great,” Gil said. “They’re trying to build a program and make a change for the 2016 class so that when we go up there we can have a name for ourselves and then make a big name for Michigan, bigger than what it already is.”
Gil is expected to start out at linebacker when he arrives on campus this June. He’ll need to add weight to his frame, but his speed alone might get him on the field as a freshman. Gil has made it known he doesn’t intend on redshirting. So he could be candidate to see the field on special teams before he cracks the two deep.