Former SEC Signee Interested

It was only a matter of time before more Juco prospects starting popping up on the radar for UTSA. This monster defensive end is one of them and he's nearing an offer, with a visit too.

Harneet Gill was once a 3-star Offensive Tackle tabbed with plenty of potential and upside. Scout.com National Recruiting Analysts had him ranked as the 81st best tackle in the Nation. Originally from the "Show Me State," he decided to stay in the boundaries and sign with Missouri over offers from Arizona State, Illinois, Kansas State, Vanderbilt and others.

It wasn't too long after getting onto campus that the Missouri Coaching Staff had different plans for Gill and he eventually agreed to the idea of switching positions and to the other side of the ball. Along with that switch, he felt it was best to get a new start and show coaches across the land that he was just as capable now lining up as a defensive end.

"I originally singed with Missouri out of high school for 2013. I made a decision to move to D-End. I wanted to show schools that I'm versatile. I was put in a situation where I had to change my position, the best way to prove my way to schools was to go the Juco route. I'm a full qualifier and I'm a freshman with 4 years to left play 3," said Gill.

UTSA hasn't wasted any time, reaching out to Harneet just this past week and letting him no that they really want to get him on campus. Gill is all for it and has taken a liking to D-line Coach Eric Roark, who is responsible for his recruitment.

"We're trying to workout an official, see when I can visit. Their D-line coach was just here yesterday (Wednesday). He really liked me on the spot," said Gill.

With a new lease on his football playing life, Gill decided to head way out west and land at the junior college where UTSA has it's strongest pipeline of any program that they recruit, Pierce JC (CA). Head Coach Efrain Martinez has been telling him that the 'Runners are looking to offer as talks of a visit heat up and the mid-year signing period gets closer.

At the moment, Cincinnati has talked to the Pierce Staff and let them know that Harneet has an offer. Iowa State has showed interest, but no offer yet. With his size, 6'7" 255lbs, and the fact that he's got 3 years left to play on the field, it will only be a matter of time before more teams get seriously interested.

It looks like UTSA has gotten a jump getting in early with Gill and he says that any program showing him interest will get it in return. Forming a relationship with the UTSA staff is an added bonus.

"Absolutely, every school that shows interest in me I'm interested in. Talking to Coach Roark, I just felt that he was the type of guy that can develop me into the type of player I want to be. I already feel a great relationship with him."

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