Jaelen Gill will be on the field if Boston College plays football this fall.
The former Ohio State wide receiver, who transferred to Boston College in May, tweeted Tuesday that he has been granted immediate eligibility for the NCAA, allowing him to play this season rather than sit out for one year.
Blessed and thankful to be granted immediate eligibility. Lets get it.— J-A-E- (@jaelengill21) July 14, 2020
Gill's father, Rod, thanked both Ohio State coach Ryan Day and former Ohio State assistant Jeff Hafley – now Boston College's head coach – with their efforts to make that happen.
A redshirt sophomore, Gill will have three years of eligibility to play for Boston College.
Ranked as the No. 30 overall prospect in the high school class of 2018 out of Westerville, Ohio, Gill never saw the field much at Ohio State, catching just seven passes for 62 yards with one touchdown in two years with the Buckeyes. That said, he's expected to make an immediate impact at Boston College, where he instantly becomes one of the most talented players on the roster.