Wayne Gallman talks about football offers from Georgia Tech, Auburn, Clemson and Vandy

2013 Grayson RB Wayne Gallman claims early offers from Georgia Tech, Clemson, Auburn and Vanderbit (AJC)

2013 Grayson RB Wayne Gallman claims early offers from Georgia Tech, Clemson, Auburn and Vanderbit (AJC)

Georgia Tech has offered one of the state’s top 2013 prospects at running backs.

Grayson High School junior Wayne Gallman said Georgia Tech is one of four early offers, along with Clemson, Auburn and Vanderbilt.

“Georgia Tech said they like me at running back; they just said they really like how I play and they would like to have me there,” Gallman told the AJC.

“I know Georgia Tech is a good team and a place where you can get a very good education. I watch them on TV sometimes. They are pretty good.”

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Gallman starts at both ways for Grayson, which plays host to West Forsyth on Friday in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals. His teammate at Grayson is defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the No. 1-ranked junior in the country, according to 247sports.com.

Gallman got some props of his own, according to Grayson coach Mickey Conn, when Oklahoma called last week and said he’s “one of the top five running backs they’ve seen in the country for 2013.”

“He is extremely talented and extremely fast,” Conn said. “Wayne has a very big upside. He’s still learning how to run the football.”

Oklahoma has yet to offer. Gallman said his next offer may be Michigan, while he’s also been invited to games at Louisville and Arkansas. He may attend Georgia Tech’s home game against UGA on Saturday.

“It all depends on our playoff game on Friday and what I have to do at home,” Gallman said. “I have chores around the house and school work. School work comes first.”

What other offers would he like? “Florida State and Alabama,” Gallman said. “Looking at Alabama now, with how I focus on my running now, I look a lot at Trent Richardson. Right now, before the game, I watch his highlight film and a lot of stuff. That sets my mind on how I should run. And with Florida State, I grew up watching them. My Dad introduced me to them, and that always sticks with you as a child.”

What do I think about Gallman? I saw him play on Friday, and it was really hard to get a good feel for his ability as a running back. Gallman is one of 7-8 running backs in the rotation in Grayson’s Wing-T formation, and doesn’t get as many carries as a regular featured back. However, he is the only regular two-way starter for the Gwinnett powerhouse. Like many others, I will be interested in seeing film after the season, and how he performs in camps and spring practice.

– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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22 comments Add your comment

GT-Nut

November 21st, 2011
12:34 am

Funny

November 21st, 2011
12:41 am

Funny how an Oklahoma coach can make that comment, but not even offer a scholarship yet…It goes to show you how much smoke is blown up the a… of these recruits to get them big heads. I do not blame these young kids, just the recruiting coaches who make them out to be better than what is reality.

IL Jacket

November 21st, 2011
12:51 am

GT Grad, I don’t know why you say that. The coaches would not have offered him if they did not think he could do the work. They obviously have a lot of experience with what kids can do the work and those that can’t. I hope Mr Gallman seriously considers Tech-a great education and an offense where he could be featured.

Preston

November 21st, 2011
1:03 am

They have custodial engineering at tech for most of the athletes. True story.

REAL DEAL

November 21st, 2011
1:38 am

Just bunch of hype. Early offer, what exactly does that mean…NOTHING!!! He can play there is no doubt, but all this recruiting jabber is nonsense.

BamaBornDukie

November 21st, 2011
2:25 am

Very good player. Top 5 Junior RB in the nation?………NOT remotely. He’s not even a top 5 Junior RB in Georgia.

Notso Fast

November 21st, 2011
5:10 am

A little early to give him a top 5 rating but He plays hard and I think will do better when he gets more plays. He doesn’t need this junk about how good he is but needs to work on getting better.

RamFAN

November 21st, 2011
8:25 am

Gallman will be the featured back next year for Grayson. He will get a lot of carries as will Nkemdiche and Germany. All three will be Srs and all 3 play both sides.

Reality

November 21st, 2011
8:26 am

As always, I really hope that the State of Georgia can keep our talent in state!!!

I hate that so many of our players leave the state. We need championship teams here!

Max Sizemore

November 21st, 2011
8:56 am

I thought he was very impressive, especially on the sweep. Good speed, good moves, knows how to put his shoulder down.

Dumbo

November 21st, 2011
9:36 am

Uh, Richt, you think maybe yiou could check this kid out…er…I mean, I know he’s not really the kind of TB you like…I mean he’s not 5′6″ 170 lbs…but maybe, just maybe you you could a least check him out instead of racing after some TB from another state like you usually do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GTJason

November 21st, 2011
9:39 am

Please point me to the classes on custodial engineering on the GT registrar’s office website. Most athletes major in Management. A Program synonymous with business and ranked higher than Terry at UGA.

GT fan

November 21st, 2011
9:46 am

Would love to have you on the flats..making 3o,40, 50, yard runs. Take your time and be sure before you decide.

HS Football

November 21st, 2011
9:46 am

Good publicity for Gallman and hope he can parlay this into a free education…but if he is a Top 5 Jr RB in nation, then the kid out of Walton has to be Number 1…and that difference between 1 and 5 would be huge!

GT Fan

November 21st, 2011
10:03 am

Thanks for the update on GT. Much appreciated

BamaBornDukie

November 21st, 2011
1:03 pm

@HS Football……

I agree with you 100% in comparing him to Walton’s RB. It’s not even close as Walton’s RB has almost 2,000 yards and 30 TDs and he is their bell-cow RB and teams key on him each week. You don’t split carries “evenly” with 7-8 other RBs and be a top 5 RB Nationally. Gallman is a very good “athlete” and will do well in college as an “athlete” but he is not an ELITE RB.

Mr. SEC

November 21st, 2011
2:01 pm

Son, Look how long you have got to YOUR signing day; understand the recruiting process. Auburn, Alabama, amd Tenn. will do everything they can to yurn your head in the wrong direction.

Dude

November 21st, 2011
3:11 pm

Gallman has a motor, power, speed, smarts, and size. The Wing-T is robbing him of carries and yards. You truly have to watch him run to understand why folks are taking notice. Next year he will be heavily recruited by all the big D-1 schools.

Hal

November 21st, 2011
4:11 pm

Stay in the state of Georgia. We have fine schools right here that are second to none in academics and football tradition. Why would you want to go anywhere else? Kids that leave this state to play elsewhere have their heads in the clouds.

gt4ever

November 21st, 2011
5:58 pm

Hal,

Come on, there are a lot of good schools that play football… I mean why wouldn’t you want to go to the best school in the country…. If he is an engineering type or wants a business degree, then GT will fit the bill… I just think all this notoriety is way overblown, not the kids fault but what can you expect….

JM

November 22nd, 2011
2:23 pm

he looks like a good fit for GT’s offense. Not all RB’s are, but it looks like Gallman has the discipline it takes to be successful in the spread option.

NewnanRxDawg

November 28th, 2011
2:40 am

Gallman is very quick and follows his blocks well. He often get QB pressures when he’s on defense because Nkimdeache is always getting triple teamed. If he were in a feature back system then everyone would see his ability at the position and also, he would have more opportunity to tire and become injured. The rotation that Grayson uses works for them. The constantly have fresh legs carrying the ball, and it also gives the defense fits, trying to keep track of the formations and substitutions.