Gill: Michigan offer ‘means everything’

Westerville (Ohio) South 2018 running back Jaelin Gill reflects on Michigan offer and more.

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Michigan is one of the latest schools to offer Westerville (Ohio) South 2018 running back Jaelen Gill, and his interested in U-M, he says, is mutual.

“It’s means everything,” Gill said of his U-M offer at The Opening Finals on Saturday. “It shows they are not afraid of coming after a Columbus kid. Which I like that, I like that a lot, I appreciate it. It’s a great school, I don’t have to worry about academics with them, and everything they are good. And Coach (Jim) Harbaugh is really turning everything around. It seems like everybody I see committing somewhere is going ‘U-M! U-M!’ That happens everywhere.

“I mean I am definitely always going to be interested in Michigan and definitely trying to get in a visit before the end of the summer.”

Gill, who took in a trip to Ann Arbor in March, says on his next visit he’s hoping to check out a live game.

“Next I’ll probably try to checkout a game, I want see what it is like in the Big House,” he said. “It’s the biggest stadium in college in college (football), right?  Yeah, when I walked in it was huge. I thought Ohio State (stadium) was big, that was big.  I just want to see what it is like in a night game or whatever it is, and see how it rocks when it is game time.”

That being said, Gill, who also excels on the diamond, says playing college baseball is also something he’s considering when looking into a college.

“All the colleges I’ve talked about it so far are definitely open to it, they all have kids that do it,” Gill said. “So it’s something I am really looking into.”

Is playing baseball going to play a huge factor in his decision?

“Not a huge factor, but it’s definitely a factor, I don’t want to say huge – but it’s up there,” Gill said.

In the meantime, Gill says he’s trying to visit Virginia Tech and Penn State later this summer as well.

“All these big time schools have good academics,” Gill said. “So basically what will make or break my decision is what sets you up best when football is done and over with. What sets you up post football and everything. Which school you cam make the best connections with people so I am set after college and everything, have job offers and all of that stuff.”

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