2018 Westerville (Ohio) South running back Jaelen Gill has been on Michigan’s radar for some time now and he will visit Ann Arbor for the first time this weekend. Gill has always been interested in Michigan, but the Wolverines particularly piqued his interest when they offered back in January.
Gill was impressed with Jim Harbaugh’s first season as Michigan head coach in which the Wolverines went 10-3, capped by a bowl victory over Florida. Things turned around quicker than Gill initially anticipated.
“What appeals to me about Michigan is how quick they turned things around with that coaching staff. So I can only imagine how fast they’ll be a top-3 team,” Gill (6’0, 170-pounds) said.
This weekend, Gill makes his first trip to Ann Arbor for an unofficial visit. He is looking to learn as much about Michigan as he can and soak up the atmosphere.
“I’m looking to learn more about the history and the school itself. What campus life is like there and stuff like that,” Gill said.
In addition, Gill is anticipating his first chance to meet Harbaugh. Secondary coach, Michael Zordich, has been Gill’s primary recruiter and they building a positive relationship.
“I haven’t talked to coach Harbaugh yet. But I’m getting closer with coach Zordich, he’s a great guy,” Gill said.
As far as a “top group” of schools for the rising sophomore, Gill said he has seven schools that sit above the rest at this juncture.
“Well right now I don’t have a number one just yet. I have like a top 5-7 with no specific order,” Gill said.
Those schools include in-state Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, UCLA, and Penn State. Those schools have all offered.
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