New Aggie mentor signs FCS maximum 30 incoming recruits on February 1
MERCED HS '17: Played football, baseball and basketball... Two-year team captain for football team under head coach Rob Scheidt... Garnered All-Central California Conference first-team distinction at both running back and defensive back in 2016... Rushed for 1,597 yards with 30 touchdowns on 170 carries as a senior, adding CCC Offensive Player of the Year... Posted 103 tackles (64 solos, 39 assists) with 2 forced fumbles and 2 recoveries on defense... Averaged 17.1 yards per punt return...Previously helped team to CCC championships in 2014 and 2015... Also helped Bears to 40 combined wins and state playoff berth in first two basketball seasons... Scored 232 points with 47 assists as a freshman, garnering second-team All-CCC accolades... Claimed CCC All-Academic each year... Named as MHS Student of the Year as a sophomore... Also took part in school's AVID (advancement via individual determination) program all four years.
PERSONAL: Born in Merced, Calif.... Plans on majoring in biology on pre-med track... Parents are Ulonzo & Shelly Gilliam... Active in his church, mentoring young children.