Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Devin Gil 2016 Commit Profile


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Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Devin Gil 2016 Commit Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is a overview of University of Michigan recent verbal commitment Devin Gil.

Devin Gil is the second Flanagan High School player to commit to Michigan this month, following his teammate Josh Metellus. He is a strong safety, but the obvious question is will he end up as an outside linebacker? Consider that he is six foot, or a little over, already 205 pounds (near college weight for the position), and runs about a 4.7 40 yard time; it is not at all unfeasible to see him as a 225 pound outside linebacker with good linebacker times and decent cover skills. He is the ‘tweener, the hybrid, the to be determined type of player.

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Devin once was a Miami (The U) commit. His offer list is not long or impressive, but like many other high school players, he is waiting for more offers. So, for now, Devin is a Michigan commit. Like many high school players, three of the Flanagan players, Gil, Bush, and Metellus have expressed a wish to play together at the college level. Now the count stands at two Michigan commits and one undecided, that being Devin Bush, universally considered to be the prize of the triad.

This is a player who has progressed very well throughout his sophomore and junior seasons to the point where scholarships were offered and other schools were giving consideration. His Flanagan program is loaded with talent and is lauded as being well coached.

Devin Gil
Height: 6’0
Weight: 204
Number: 9
Current Position: Safety
Future Position: Outside Linebacker / Safety
City/State: Pembroke Pines, Florida
High School: Flanagan
Head Coach: Devin Bush
Recruiter: D.J. Durkin
Committed: 6/19/2015
Top 5 other Offers: Louisville, Miami (FL), N.C. State, South Florida, and UCF.
40-Time: 4.69
20-yard Shuttle: 4.91
Vertical: 25″
Power Throw: 39′
SPARQ: 75.66
GPA: 3.2
Class: 2016 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Follow Devin Gil: on Twitter

24/7: 3-star.
ESPN: 3-star.
Rivals: 3-star.
Scout: 3-star.

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Stars do matter, but are not absolute in predicting success within a football program. So, with that in mind the GBMWolverine Staff has cleverly come up with a new system of ranking. We are using footballs instead of stars, how can one argue against a system that clever? Below are the interpretations of football power predicted way too boldly long before it matters. In other words, we will give informed opinion with the crystal ball and let the players determine what will happen through years of hard work.

Criteria: Raw talent, athleticism, position of need, intangibles.

GBMWolverine Rankings:

10 footballs: Instant impact player.
9 footballs: Three or four-year starter at a high level.
8 footballs: A starter with all league potential.
7 footballs: A meaningful starter at some time during a career.
6 footballs: A spot starter or special teams player.
5 footballs: Not in the two deep after a two years.
4 footballs: Never made it.
1-3 footballs: See the above.

We have him at 7 to 7 1/2 footballs.

Side Note:

Remember just as we did during the season with grading positions or groups we are very tough graders and expect a lot out of those positions or players so this is no different here.

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  • Overview:

    Devin Gil is a good sized high school safety, one who could easily grow into a linebacker at the next level. Devin showed well as an outside linebacker at some recent 7 on 7 camps. He recorded 64 tackles and 3 interceptions at one of the top programs in Florida, Flanagan High. Gil is a very good student with a reported 3.2 grade point average in his core classes.


    Devin Gil is an uber physical tackler and strong at the point-of-attack. He does have the frame to add weight and get stronger. Devin uses his hands well and aggressively sheds blockers. He seems to always be around the ball and makes plays. Film shows solid range and ability to break on the ball. He has excellent hands and possesses the skills to be a very good special teams player.

    Concerns/Needs Work:

    Devin clearly will need to improve his acceleration and explosiveness, which for the next level is critical. He has some trouble getting in and out of cuts. As suggested from the above comments, his change of direction could also use some work. Film shows Devin sometimes gets lost in coverage.

    Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

    GBMWolverine believes he will likely red-shirt his first year. Clearly this would definitely help, but special teams may be a possibility, safety and linebacker types are always candidates.

    Devin Gil reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — A Poor Mans Larry Foote — who played Linebacker.

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    2016 Michigan Football Class:

    Michigan currently has nineteen recruits at this time with Erik Swenson (OL), Dele Harding (LB), Brandon Peters (QB), David Reese (FB/LB), Kingston Davis (FB/HB), Matt Falcon (RB), Michael Onwenu (OL), Kiante Enis (RB/Slot), Dytarious Johnson (LB), Chris Evans (Slot/CB), Antwaine Richardson (CB), Rashad Weaver (DE), Sean McKeon (TE), Victor Viramontes (ATH), Josh Metellus (S), Ben Bredeson (OL), Devin Gil (S/LB), Benjamin St. Juste (CB), and Devery Hamilton (OL).

    Final Thoughts:

    We welcome Devin Gil to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

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