Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Jaelen Gill Transferring to Boston College

By Dan Hope on May 19, 2020 at 12:13 pm
Jaelen Gill

Jaelen Gill has selected his transfer destination.

The former Ohio State wide receiver/H-back is transferring to Boston College, he announced Tuesday on Twitter.

By choosing Boston College, Gill is reuniting with former Ohio State defensive coordinator and secondary coach Jeff Hafley, who is now the Eagles' head coach. He joins several other former Ohio State staffers in Chestnut Hill, as well, including linebackers coach Sean Duggan, special teams coordinator Matt Thurin and head strength and conditioning coach Phil Matusz.

Gill's transfer away from Ohio State, which he announced last month, comes after two years with the Buckeyes in which he played only sparingly and recorded just seven receptions for 62 yards, highlighted by a 32-yard touchdown against Rutgers. Going into what would have been his third year with the Buckeyes, Gill was expected to be in the mix for playing time at slot receiver, but his standing in the pecking order at the position remained uncertain.

That said, Gill was the No. 30 overall prospect in the recruiting class of 2018, and immediately becomes one of the most gifted athletes on Boston College's roster. He'll have to sit out the 2020 season due to NCAA transfer rules unless he receives a waiver for immediate eligibility, but should have a chance to make an instant impact whenever he is eligible to play. He'll have two remaining seasons of eligibility beginning in 2021 (three if he receives a waiver this year).

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