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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