With Ohio State under Urban Meyer having the ability to recruit anywhere in America, it makes landing an offer by an in-state prospect something to be cherished these days.
Four-star athlete Jaelen Gill committed to the Buckeyes recently, not wanting to take the recruiting process any further. He got his commitment out of the way so he could concentrate on having a big senior season after missing last year with a broken leg.
"What I've done this off season to myself a better player is to make myself a better leader," Gill stated. "I'm getting closer to my teammates, and just basically trying to do everything I wasn't able to do physically."
"Physically, I've tried to hit rehab as hard as I could and just stay positive through things," he added. "Whenever I had any doubts, I would just work even harder and push those thoughts from my mind."
Although primarily a runningback at Westerville South, Gill will be switching positions at Ohio State. He is targeted to play the H-back role that Curtis Samuel starred in last season for the Buckeyes.
"Catching the ball has always come easy for me, but you can always improve at that aspect of your game," he explained. "There are drills that can help, and I've been working on my route running skills as well."
"I believe I will be playing the "H" position at Ohio State, and that all depends on how they feel I can best help the team win games," he said. "That seems to be where they want me right now, so that's what I'm excited about playing."
"I'm going to try to go in as a freshman and be a contributor in any way I can," he continued. "Committing to Ohio State was the best decision I could make, and I won't be visiting any other school."