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Trenton Gillison

Tight End :: 6-3.5 :: 232
Pickerington, Ohio :: Pickerington Central High School

Named to the Rivals250 (No. 133) as one of the best players in the nation . . . also listed among the top players in the nation by 247Sports (No. 290) . . . ranked the top tight end prospect in the state of Ohio by, and 247Sports . . . listed as one of the top 10 best tight ends in the nation by (No. 7), (No. 8) and 247Sports (No. 10) . . . rated the No. 2 tight end in the Midwest by and No. 27 prospect overall . . . listed among the top overall players in the state of Ohio by (No. 6), 247Sports (No. 10) and (No. 13) . . . two-time first-team all-state selection (Associated Press in 2016; OPSWA in 2017) . . . played for Coach Jay Sharrett at Pickerington Central High School . . . had a dominant performance in the state championship game victory over Mentor, recording six tackles, including a 17-yard sack and forced fumble, while also hauling in a 19-yard reception, as Pickerington Central capped a 14-1 season with a state title . . . named to Columbus Dispatch All-Metro Team . . . first-team All-Central District selection . . . named to All-Ohio Capital Conference (Ohio Division) First Team . . . had 17 receptions for 191 yards and three touchdowns his senior season . . . named to the 2016 ALL-USA TODAY Ohio Second Team as a junior . . . son of Russell and Dawnyelle Gillison . . . born Nov. 20, 1999 . . . plans to major in business and marketing . . . his father, Russell, played for current MSU head strength and conditioning coach Ken Mannie at Steubenville Catholic Central in the 1980s . . . high school teammate of Xavier Henderson, who also signed his National Letter of Intent with Michigan State.

Dantonio on Gillison: "Trenton is a big tight end who helped lead Pickerington Central to a state championship. He was active as a defensive end as well. Trenton was someone we targeted very early in the recruiting process, and he committed early on. He's very athletic and a multi-dimensional player. He has the ball skills and acceleration to play early."

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