Jaelen Gill has found a new home, announcing on his Twitter page May 19 that he is transferring to Boston College.
The 2018 Westerville South graduate will be reunited with new Eagles coach Jeff Hafley, who was Ohio State’s co-defensive coordinator last season.
Gill announced April 22 that he was transferring from Ohio State after seeing limited time in two seasons with the Buckeyes. He was on the field for 63 plays last fall and had seven receptions for 62 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown in a 56-21 win at Rutgers on Nov. 16.
At South, Gill was the OCC-Buckeye Division co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior. He rushed for 735 yards and 10 touchdowns on 114 carries and caught 20 passes for 357 yards and three scores despite playing with a hamstring injury sustained midway through the season.
“We are really excited for Jaelen,” South coach Matthew Christ said. “Boston College is a great fit for him to continue working towards reaching his full potential. We are looking forward to watching him compete.”
Boston College finished 6-7 overall last season, losing to Cincinnati 38-6 in the Birmingham Bowl. The Eagles went 4-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.