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August 2015 Issue

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  COMMITMENT PROFILE Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Flanagan High safety Devin Gil used to be committed to the Miami Hurricanes but after a super visit to Ann Arbor, he decided he'd rather be a Wolver- ine. The 6-0, 204-pound three-star spent a couple of days around cam- pus and couldn't say no to the Maize and Blue. "The trip was great," he said. "We went to all of the academic facilities. They took us there to show us that they're not just worried about football at Michigan. They took us to the Big House and to a lot of places around campus. They showed us all of the football facilities obviously. I liked seeing all of the All-American posts all over the walls and stuff like that." Gil had been committed to Miami since January but after checking out Michigan for the first time since be- ing offered, he quickly realized that playing up north might be a better look for him. "As soon as I stepped foot in Michi- gan it just felt like home," he said. "When I got to the facilities, was with all the coaches and saw everything, I just knew. Coach [D.J.] Durkin is a great coach, and he recruits me and treats me like one of his own kids. It was an easy decision once I got there." Durkin obviously made a mark on Gil but Jim Harbaugh was a big part of his decision as well. Gil knows about Harbaugh's past success and thinks it's only a matter of time before he recreates that at Michigan. "I think the opportunity is special at Michigan," Gil explained. "Having a head coach like Coach Harbaugh is huge. He's done it all. He's been in the NFL, he's coached great quar- terbacks, and he's been in the Super Bowl. Who wouldn't want to be a part of the legacy like his?" Gil saw Ann Arbor with two team- mates and his head coach. Line- backer Devin Bush; Bush's father, Devin Bush Sr., the head coach at Flanagan; and fellow safety Josh Me- tellus were all in Ann Arbor for the extended visit. Metellus flipped to Once A Cane, Devin Gil Is Now A Wolverine Gil, a 6-0, 204-pound safety from Pembroke Pines, Fla., is listed as the No. 150 player in the talent-rich state by 247Sports. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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