The talent that comprises the WPIAL’s Class of 2021 is something that’s been discussed. While names like Derrick Davis, Nahki Johnson, Donovan McMillon, Elliot Donald, Dorien Ford and other have been mentioned, one name that’s been somewhat overlooked is Union High School offensive guard Aaron Gunn.
Gunn (6-foot-3, 305 pounds) is a three-star recruit with high-level offers from Louisville, Michigan State, Kentucky, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Buffalo and Western Michigan and on Tuesday, Gunn decided to end his recruitment by choosing Louisville.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Gunn to learn more about Louisville and started out asking him about the timing of his decision.
“I was planning on committing to them the next time I went down there, but with the virus, I wasn’t sure when that was going to be so I figured their was no reason to wait. I Facetimed coach and told him my decision,” said Gunn.
When it comes to the main reason for selecting Louisville, it all came down to how they made him feel like a priority recruit, which is something Gunn appreciated.
“That meant a lot to me because I wanted to go someplace where they wanted me,” Gunn said. “They consistently showed me love and I showed that back by getting back down there. Because of that, we were able to build a strong relationship and that made the decision really easy.”
“I’m really excited to a part of the new culture for Louisville football. When you go there, you can feel the energy and everybody is excited about what is building there and so am I.”
Gunn did say that he was hearing from Dave Borbely and visited Pitt multiple times. In fact, he planned on making a visit for one of their spring practices, which won’t be happening now.
In terms of being a bit underrated and underpublicized, the all-state selection isn’t worried about that and is just looking forward to his senior season and then playing ACC football.
“I go to a pretty small school so at the end of the day I understand,” he said. “I know my talent and know what I can do, I’m not worried about that and just want to play my game.”
Now that this decision is over with, Gunn is spending most of his time at home and just waiting for the green light to return to a normal everyday life.
“My days have consisted of waking up, go work out and then stay home for the rest of the day,” he said. “I’m trying to do some school work but there’s not much to do. Basically, I’m just chilling with my family 90% of the day.”