Aiming For Summer Success

This Ohio linebacking prospect piled up more than ten tackles per game as a junior, and is counting on summer camps to further back up his excellent play on the field.

Ronald Gillom of Canton McKinley (Ohio) High School was one of the may players to take a trip to West Virginia for its spring game, and like many first-time visitors was please with what he saw.

"I had a good visit, and I really liked the facilities and the football they played," Gillom noted. "The facilities were first class, and the weight room especially. The coaches were good to talk with too. They've stayed in contact with me since then, and they made a visit to our school this spring."

Gillom, like many players, is still waiting on his first offer, but he believes that once he makes summer camp visits, they will begin to fall his way. He is set to camp at Toledo and at West Virginia, and is also interested in Indiana, which is reciprocating that interest.

At West Virginia, the coaches are looking at Gillom at his natural outside linebacker spot, where he piled up big numbers a year ago. He racked up 146 stops, picked off a pass and forced two fumbles as McKinley advanced to the third round of the playoffs, and he believes that he can put up even more impressive stats during his senior year.

"I think I am best at coming off the edge and making plays, and I might have a little more freedom to blitz more this year," he noted. "Last year our defense was pretty structured, but this year I might be able to roam around a little more."

Were an offer to come his way from the Mountaineers, Gillom would likely have them at the top of his list.

"I really like West Virginia and Toledo a lot," he said in explaining his choice of camp destinations.

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